Monday, April 18, 2011

Following the elections in Finland: Crucial times & role for the EU and for the EPP!

This is one of my first comments after the results of the national elections in Finland:

With the EPP in dominant position at national (16 of 27) & EU level (Commission, EP, Council), at this crucial phase in European & world dynamics, it has key historical role to lead the EU citizens to either real union or devolution of the EU.

Hope it plays key role for the former.

Thus EPP and its national member parties have to be very careful who they ally in government with!

Crucial times for the EPP!


  1. Nick, I think you're giving the EPP too much credit. Just tow examples: Berlusconi's Popolo della Libertà is part of EPP and partners with the populist Lega Norte, while in the Netherlands, the Christen-Democratisch Appèl (EPP) is in government with the liberal VVD (ALDE), depending on the populist PVV of Geert Wilders for parliamentary majority...

  2. The EPP takes pride in having 16 of its members in government in the 27 member states. I actually mentioned the NL case in tweet-scussion last night. All I am saying is that given its current "power" the EPP and its members have a "historical" responsibility for what happens in the EU, whether we go backwards or forward!


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