The Agora => UK & World News => Topic started by: Maik on Monday, 26 May, 2014 @ 16:36:42

Title: Anti-EU parties fared well
Post by: Maik on Monday, 26 May, 2014 @ 16:36:42
Protest parties racked up gains across the 28-nation European Union in elections to the bloc’s Parliament, turning the assembly designed to unite Europe into an echo chamber for politicians who want to tear it apart.

The wave hit hardest in France, Greece and the U.K., undermining the leaders of those countries and making it more difficult to steer the EU as a whole.

In Britain, the U.K. Independence Party beat Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives into third place with a campaign to yank the country out of the EU.

Voters in Greece, the epicenter of the euro crisis, handed first place to Syriza, a party which chafed at the budget cuts demanded by German-led creditors in exchange for international aid. A near-final count gave it 26.6 percent. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s New Democracy party, which has a two-seat majority in the national parliament, trailed with 22.7 percent.
Title: Re: Anti-EU parties fared well
Post by: TonyKath on Monday, 26 May, 2014 @ 21:38:22
Will the new Golden Dawn MEPs take guns into the Brussels parliament as they did in the Athens Vouli?!