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