# podcast

Reflections on the European elections

I host Ferdinando Giugliano, columnist for Bloomberg and La Repubblica, and Krzysztof Blusz, political analyst and senior fellow at WiseEuropa – Centre for European Strategy, for a discussion about the results of the European elections with a special focus on Italy and Poland – two countries that in many respects stand out relative to the overall EU trend.

An analysis of the results of the most recent European elections reveals  generally positive trend in electoral participation across the EU, with an overall increase of 7% in voter turnout since the last elections in 2014. Additionally, extremist parties in the European Parliament did not gain ground. But Italy and Poland are different…