It’s easy to see why parties across Europe gain from campaigning with an anti-European Union agenda. From Sebastian Kurz in Austria to Andrej Babis in the Czech Republic, euroskeptic party leaders saw victories in fall 2017 by putting their own countries first.
But these politicians quickly discover the limits to their anti-E.U. agenda in Brussels. Anyone who thought Kurz’s Oct. 15 victory would move Austria away from Brussels and “closer to the East and the new Europe” of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia is likely to be disappointed.
Kurz headed to Brussels for post-election meetings with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as an E.U.… Seguir leyendo »