What to Expect in the 2009-14 European Parliament: Return of the Grand Coalition? (2009:8epa)
The outcome of the European Parliament elections made majorities uncertain. The first sessions in July ended with a comprehensive deal by the three main party groups concerning important posts.
The leading scholar Simon Hix assesses the likely political constellations in the 2009-14 European Parliament by linking existing research to the current political composition of the EP and asks whether there will be a return of the "grand coalition".
The analysis is part of the research project Representation, delegation and democracy.
SIEPS carries out multidisciplinary research in current European affairs. As an independent governmental agency, we connect academic analysis and policy-making at Swedish and European levels.