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Collapse of EU superstate? Euroskeptics could paralyze Brussels after May elections

Anti-EU parties are set to gain a third of European parliamentary votes in May, a new study says. Analysts warn it may bring down the whole political system in Europe, leaving Brussels powerless, RT.com reports.

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) report describes the vote as “the most consequential parliamentary vote in the EU’s history” and says it is even possible for Euroskeptic parties to gain more than 30 percent of the EP’s seats “if their popularity continues to grow or if some of the fringe members of the mainstream join them.”

The report argues that if such a situation occurs, the EU could find itself “living on borrowed time” and outlines ways that various anti-EU parties could align with each other to garner more power in Brussels.

The shaky situation in Europe is the result of the EU “trying to get rid of nationhood” and the fact that EU institutions are “too remote from the individual citizens,” Jon Gaunt, a UK radio host, journalist and political commentator, told RT. That point was also reflected in the report which acknowledged that anti-EU parties are advocating a return to a “Europe of the nations” instead of what Gaunt described as a “non-democratic superstate.”

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