After a long time of negotiations and political tug-of-war, the United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020. Since mid-March, the European Union has been in crisis mode due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Against this background, this policy brief examines the political composition of the new EU Parliament one year after the European elections, the impact the new balance of power has on the interinstitutional relations of the EU and the role the still young Parliament can actually play. In addition, the analysis takes account of the attitude of Austrians` towards the European Parliament.
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