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Who won, who lost and who screwed up in the EU election

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By illuminem briefings

· 2 min read

iIlluminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece on POLITICO:

🗞️ Driving the news: The far right had a successful night in the recent EU election, while greens and liberals suffered
• Macron's significant loss led him to dissolve the national parliament and call for a new election

🔭 The context: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is positioned for a potential coalition with Socialists, liberals, and her own EPP, while right-wing leaders like Giorgia Meloni and Marine Le Pen had notable victories
• The Socialists held steady in several countries despite losses in Germany, and Hungary's opposition figure Péter Magyar gained substantial support

🌍Why it matters for the planet: The significant losses for the Greens indicate a challenging path ahead for climate campaigners within the EU Parliament, potentially affecting the EU's climate policies and initiatives

⏭️ What's next: Von der Leyen still needs national leaders' support in the European Council and will face possible defections in her coalition
• Macron's decision to dissolve parliament signals upcoming political turbulence in France

💬 One quote: "Manfred Weber, the leader of the EPP, called on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and France’s Macron to support von der Leyen for five more years"

📈 One stat: "The SPD received its worst result in a national election in more than a century, with just 14 percent of the vote"

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