Do we need new foundations? Institutional questions ahead of the new EU Commission
Daniel Bartha published a policy paper as part of Think Visegrad.
The European Parliamentary elections have not changed the status quo inside the EU. Mainstream parties still control the decision-making but will the power struggle around the selection procedure for the top jobs lead to institutional reforms? What will be more decisive in shaping the future of Europe: the geographic, the political or the institutional divisions and will they strengthen or rather limit each other? The war of nerves as Roland Freudenstein2fraimed the post-election period was shorter than expected and less bloody than many analysts predicted. Was it good will or the understanding that voters expecting a common sense from the mainstream parties that pacified the Greens and the members of the Renew Europe group? It is still not clear, but it is obvious that backdoor agreements silenced some of the troublemakers, such as the members of the Visegrad Group. And while the short-termissues might be solved, the greater question still looms: can we deepen the EU integration and what would this mean institutionally?
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