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Populism's rise underscores value of a united EU

EU Commissioner says Europe becomes more important as world gets more unstable

Previous European Parliament elections have tended to be uninspiring and dry. But that will not be the case this time.

With populism rising, at stake at the May 23 elections is nothing less than the European peace project itself. Yet it is the populist forces that are helping to underscore the European Union's importance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2019, with the headline 'Populism's rise underscores value of a united EU'. Print Edition | Subscribe