Voters across the European Union go to the polls next week to elect representatives the European Parliament. The elections come at a pivotal time, with right-wing parties seeking to build on their national successes in a number of countries, part of the populist wave sweeping the continent. Erik Brattberg, director of the Carnegie Endowment’s Europe Program, joins Greg Feifer to discuss predictions, the elections’ significance and how they’re likely to affect the European agenda.

This podcast was recorded by the Institute of Current World Affairs’ The Cable Podcast.