The Verge of European’s People Party

Outgoing President of the European Council and former Polish Prime-Minister Donald Tusk will replace Frenchman Joseph Dal in the European People’s Party (EPP) leadership. This shows the ever-increasing political weight that the Nordic and Eastern member countries of the EU are gaining in the EPP.

This is no coincidence since the new Eastern EU member countries belong to the hardest core of the European right, in some cases their positions on specific issues flirt with the positions of the European extreme right, while upgrading their role and influence in the EPP and forging with the German Christian Democrats the new future highly conservative political positions of the EPP.

by Thanos S. Chonthrogiannis

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Ursula von der Leyen, President of European Commission is also belong to EPP, Photo by Jim Mattis licensed Public Domain

In EU member countries such as Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland dominate over-conservative governments and political parties and the EPP generally dominates.

On the other side is France of Liberal Emmanuel Macron, a long time holding the scepters to the Liberals of the EU, while the Liberals face problems in Spain and Romania, because in these EU member countries they cannot raise their low electorate percentages. On the other hand, the Socialists only exist in Spain.

The EPP is the dominant political power of the EU. The new President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Lien, comes from the EPP. The EPP has the largest group of Commissioners, because of the electoral rates achieved by the EPP, as a first power, in the European elections in May.

The first two half-yearly EU Presidencies, the Croatian and German counterparts, belong to governments coming from the European centre-right (EPP).

Essentially next year (2020), it will be seen whether the EPP can influence developments and pass its political positions on the various EU issues. These political positions mainly concern the following EU issues:

  1. Tackling refugee-migration on a new basis.
  2. The management of Brexit.
  3. The European economy’s agenda and its development on a green-ecological basis.
  4. The EU budget.
  5. The finalisation of the deposit guarantee scheme in the EU.
  6. Changing the process and the rules on the enlargement of the EU.
  7. The acceptance or not of the Western Balkans in the EU.
  8. Climate change (due to the large rise of the electorate percentage of the Green Party in the EU).

The European Greens indicate a remarkable dynamic and are the new political rival of the EPP. The EPP strategies and their success would depend on largely during 2020.

Since the EPP can pass the positions-its policies on these issues, the EU will be directed to a very conservative view of tackling the problems that are plaguing it. Since the end of next year (2020) in the US Presidential election in November 2020 again elected US President Donald Trump all these conservative EPP policies and by extension the EU policies will sooner or later clash with the President Donald Trump’s policies.

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