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Anti-Europe Parties Set to Win a Third of European Parliament Seats, Study Says

  • Report by ECFR sees gains for populists in EU Parliament vote
  • Anti-European groups could win a third of seats in Parliament
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The European Parliament elections in May will be the most important in the legislative body’s history, with anti-European parties poised to win more than a third of the assembly’s seats, a new study has found.

These groups will try to work together to derail projects supported by pro-European politicians like French President Emmanuel Macron, especially over issues on which mainstream parties in the assembly are divided, according to a report by the European Council on Foreign Relations, set to be published this week.