Europe Politics refers to the constant changing politics within the continent of Europe as a whole. It’s a bigger subject than most other continents because of many different reasons such as the continuing expansion of the European Union and the political influence of Russia as a result of its economic growth. The major political groups in Europe are led by the centre-right and centre-left. However there are also several small-party politics that have gained a strong following with their radical socialist or anti-austerity stance. These smaller parties do not have an overall majority, but have become relevant because of their local elections that are taking place across the country at regular intervals.
There has been an increase in the number of visitors coming to see the European politics through the summer months due to the European football championship, known as the World Cup. This means that there is increased trade and immigration between nations. This political season is also particularly bitter because of the euro currency crisis. The recession that the world is currently going through has meant that jobs are lost and companies are closing, leading to higher unemployment rates across the board. The spectre of a financial crisis sweeping the entire European continent and causing political chaos in Europe is one which should not be forgotten, and is something which could lead to the collapse of the union.
This autumn, there will be another European election due to be held. The center-right party, the center-left is hoping to benefit from the rise in the polls achieved by the anti-austerity party. With the recent strengthening of the euro currency against the dollar due to the stimulus package taken by the European Central Bank, this should favor the center-left. This is a battle which the center-left is looking forward to winning, and is banking on the support of the social democratic Alternative for France ( Nathalie Kosciuszko) which gained 15.5% of the vote in the last presidential election. Polls show that Nathalie Kosciuszko has more support than any other candidate from the two parties.