In France, the far-right did more than finish first in European elections, it garnered just under 25% of the vote. The eurosceptics of UKIP in Britain fared even better, securing close to 28%. The far-right came tops in Denmark, too. Why did so many vote for anti-EU parties like the National Front? What policy is needed for a Europe that's reeling from austerity? And what about its place on the world stage?
French MP, Socialist Party
Founder, Marquardt & Marquardt
Spokesperson, "Debout la République" (neo-Gaullist party)
Professor at the Free Faculty of Law in Paris
Political scientist, author of "The Extreme Right in France From Pétain to Le Pen"
UKIP Member of the European Parliament