Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
BERLIN Politically, 2019 will be an extraordinarily important year for the European Union.Following elections to the European Parliament in May, nearly all of the most important leadership positions across EU institutions will turn over. Thus, depending on how parliamentary seats are distributed, Europe could witness a major realignment of power among member states, within EU institutions, and between member states and the Parliament.EU member states are more divided now than ever, even on the most fundamental issues concerning the European project.The S&D, in particular, is in deep indeed, existential crisis across Europe.Given the unprecedented prominence of nationalist parties in this election cycle, the usual pro forma European campaign issues will inevitably take a back seat. This will be a contest about Europe and the future of European democracy. For my part, I foresee next year's elections auguring dramatic change in Europe.Pro-Europeans need only wake up in time to seize it or Europe's enemies will.
What’s freezing EU-Russia relations
With a new global order, who will win the 21st century?
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE