TALKING EUROPE © FRANCE 24
In this debate we focus on the recent election results in Poland and Slovakia, and discuss what they mean for Europe. Liberals across the continent are cheering after Polish opposition parties won enough seats to form a majority, potentially ending eight years of rule by the conservative Law and Justice party. Meanwhile nationalists in Europe have applauded the return to power of Robert Fico in Slovakia. The populist prime minister has struck an agreement with two other parties; a coalition that could set a different tone in relations with Brussels, as well as on key issues such as Ukraine and migration.
Produced by Isabelle Romero, Sophie Samaille and Perrine Desplats
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Katarina ROTH NEVEDALOVA, Slovak MEP (formerly Socialists and Democrats, now unattached)
Róża THUN UND HOHENSTEIN, Polish MEP, Renew Europe