WorldViews: It’s not just Ukraine: Putin’s friends in Europe are gaining strength

By Ishaan Tharoor, May 7, 2014

Later this month Europeans go to the polls to elect new members to the E.U. parliament in Brussels. The polls (once again) mark something of a referendum for the future of the European project with a host of populist and anti-E.U. factions on both sides of the political spectrum likely to pick up seats. The Economist anticipates that as much a third of the 751-seat parliament could be made up of Euroskeptics eager to stymie further moves toward integration.

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