Lessons from the European Legislative Elections

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Nikolai G Wenzel

“Two weeks ago, citizens throughout the European Union voted in legislative elections for the European Parliament. Within Europe, the European Parliament is itself a sideshow. It does have the power to approve laws, and a majority of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) must approve the choice of European President. But the Parliament is a self-described ‘co-legislator’ and the real action happens at the level of the bureaucratic machinery (the EU Commission in Brussels). Still, it is worth looking at the election results.” (07/05/24)