Europe’s rising far right want to make the EU elections a vote on defending national identity. For the socialist left, the elections are about defending the planet itself.
Pablo Castaño Tierno is a graduate student of political science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and has written for Contexto, Regards, Novara Media, and the Independent.
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