Elections in a time of fragmentation and polarization: the European Parliament and Belgium


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As the European Parliament elections draw near this month, Christophe Crombez discusses what he sees as the possible outcomes in this period of fragmentation and polarization in the European Union.

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Christophe Crombez is Senior Research Scholar at The Europe Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, and Professor of Political Economy at the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven in Belgium. Christophe Crombez specializes in European Union politics. His research focuses on the functioning of the EU institutions and their impact on policies, EU institutional reform, party politics, and parliamentary government.