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Europe Calling “France after the vote – What next for the rule of law, climate and women’s rights?”

8.July 19:00 - 21:00


Dear friends,

Hardly anyone expected this: The results of the European elections hadn’t even been final when French President Emmanuel Macron dissolved the National Assembly and announced new elections for 30 June. The second round will follow on 7 July.

The result of the first round on Sunday was a bombshell. 

Marine Le Pen’s far-right “Rassemblement National” won 33% of the vote, ahead of the green-left “Front Populaire” alliance with 28%. President Macron’s party alliance “Ensemble” was in third place with 21%, followed by the conservative “Les Républicaines” with 10%.

However, what the result of the first round means for the composition of the French National Assembly is still completely unclear, as only 76 out of 577 constituencies were decided in the first round of voting. 501 constituencies will go into the run-off next Sunday with up to three candidates.

But the big question now is how the votes will be redistributed in the run-off elections.

The final outcome of the election is completely unclear. One thing is already clear: Macron will no longer have his own relative or absolute majority and will have to govern as president with a government elected from a different parliamentary majority.

Together with the Heinrich Böll Foundation, we want to take a very close look at the result in this webinar on the day after the election. Its significance for the rule of law, ecological transformation and women’s rights. Always with an eye on Europe and Franco-German relations:

Our guests are:

  • Dr Yann Wernert is Senior Policy Fellow for Franco-German relations at the Jacques Delors Centre. He is part of the team that organises the Pariser Platz Talks – a series of events that brings together high-level decision-makers from Germany and France.
  • Anna Cavazzini is an MEP for Bündnis90/Die Grünen and Chair of the influential EU Internal Market Committee
  • Floriane Volt, Director of Public and Legal Affairs, Fondation des Femmes
  • Sandy Olivar Calvo, Agriculture & Food Campaigner, Greenpeace France
  • Moderation & introduction: Marc Berthold, Heinrich Böll Foundation Paris & Maximilian Fries, Managing Director of Europe Calling e.V.

Date: Monday, 8 July 2024, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. CEST

The webinar will be simultaneously translated into German, French and English.

Join us and invite others!

With European greetings,

Maximilian Fries from Europe Calling e.V.


19:00 - 21:00