Populists defeated in Austrian presidential election, while the establishment takes a hit in a referendum on parliamentary reform in Italy. What are the consequences for Europe? Our guests: journalists Federica Baggio, Alan Posener and Ewald König.
Ewald König, Austrian Correspondent.
He says: "The EU won't be able to easily resist the populists, but it will have to live with them and become much more convincing."
Alan Posener, Commentator, Die Welt.
He believes: "Europe suffers from modernization fatigue. That explains the vote in Italy AND the rise of the populists - but it also strengthens centrists like Merkel in Germany."
Federica Baggio, DW Reporter.
She says: "Renzi lost his most important ally in the fight for change: young voters. But because those young voters gave in to populist narratives of the anti-establishment parties, they've now lost the chance to make the country better."