Has the center collapsed in Europe?

Has the center collapsed in Europe?

No not at all. We did not see any sort of right wing tsunami in the European Parliament election, on the contrary. They did fairly well, it is clear needless to say, but in most other places, not particularly. They even declined in some. What happened was the strengthening of the Liberals, the strengthening of the Greens. So you can say a sort of a realignment of the centre. And that is the new reality of the politics of Europe.

How can this group of parties govern?

Well, politics in Europe - 27 or 28 nations or whatever it is - is always the art of the compromise. It will now be a somewhat more broadly based compromise that would be necessary in the European Parliament. That means that it will be somewhat more open and somewhat more transparent compromise making not necessarily for the bad.

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