THE CABLE PODCAST: Europe goes to the polls

 

Voters across the European Union go to the polls next week to elect representatives the European Parliament. The elections come at a pivotal time, with right-wing parties seeking to build on their national successes in a number of countries, part of the populist wave sweeping the continent. Erik Brattberg, director of the Carnegie Endowment’s Europe Program, joins Greg to discuss predictions, the elections’ significance and how they’re likely to affect the European agenda. And Greg and Susan discuss Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s meeting with President Trump in Washington and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Russia.

 

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Guest

ERIK BRATTBERG

Director & Fellow, Europe Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

 

Host

GREGORY FEIFER

Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs

Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power

 

 

The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard.

 

 

Lead image credit: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/why-european-parliament-elections-suddenly-matter/2019/05/15/419cce74-7704-11e9-a7bf-c8a43b84ee31_story.html?utm_term=.ebbe277fa610