Almost a quarter of young people in France are unemployed. But this issue has barely been touched upon in the European election campaign. Many young people may abstain on Sunday.
European Council President Donald Tusk told the European Parliament that the choice for the EU's top post was made democratically. Many MEPs are deeply unhappy with the German defense minister's nomination.
For the first time in 50 years, a German is set to lead the European Commission. But it's France that will benefit most from Ursula von der Leyen's appointment, writes journalist and political scientist Jörg Himmelreich.
Support for extremist parties remains limited, with signs of protest voting around single issues. While euroskeptics fared well in several countries, DW research suggests more modest gains for the far-right.
Economic growth is still weak and unevenly spread across the 28-nation European Union, while job creation is only just beginning to improve. Will Europe's lackluster economy have an impact on the upcoming elections?
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