A conference was organised by the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute/ICDS and the Trans European Policy Studies Association together with the Representation of the European Commission in Estonia on 3 May 2019 at Vabamu, Toompea 8, Tallinn, Estonia.
The conference looked into the discussions and issues that dominated the election debates in some of the key member states of the EU such as France, Germany, Poland and Sweden. These four countries represented a cross-cut of the political diversity in the EU and the panel aimed to provide an insight into what role do European Parliament elections play in these specific member states. The second panel focused on discussing the potential make-up of the new European Parliament and the subsequent effects it may have on the functioning of the European Union. The two panels aimed to give an overview of the issues and trends affecting the future of Europe future for the next four years.
Manuel Müller, Institut für Europäische Politik (Germany)
Julie Hamann, Deutsche Gesselschaft für Auswärtige Politik (Germany)
Piotr Maciej Kaczynski, Blogger on EU Affairs (Poland)
Petros Fassoulas, European Movement International (Belgium)
Maïa de La Baume, Politico Europe (Belgium/France)
Tuomas Iso-Markku, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (Finland)
Piret Kuusik, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute/ICDS
Gustaf Antell, YLE
The programme and videos of the event are available here: https://efpi.icds.ee/key-takeaways-from-the-conference-european-parliament-elections-2019-a-shake-up-of-eu-politics/