The Debate

Change Europe can believe in? Macron and populists battle for spotlight ahead of elections

After the redrawing of the political landscape in France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands, many wonder if it's now the turn of the European Parliament. This Tuesday, France's president appealed to EU citizens with proposals for a "Europe that protects", as Emmanuel Macron puts it. How much of his platform steals the thunder of the conservatives - particularly on border policy? And can he actually build an alliance of likeminded MEPs when the last ballots are counted on May 26?


Produced by Alessandro XENOS, Tommaso MAZZANTI and Ingri BERGO.

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