Based on all evidence leading up to the next elections to the European Parliament, which are expected to be from 23 to 26 May in which a total of 751 Members of the European Parliament will be elected to represent 512 million people in 28 member states, there could be significant changes as the populist movement gains traction in Italy, France, and several other states. In February 2018, the European Parliament voted to reduce the number of MEPs from 751 to 705 if the United Kingdom does in fact withdraw from the Union.
These elections may have impact on the direction for Europe in the future.
The upcoming elections will be contested by newcomers who seem to be well organized as they put together a group called The Movement, which is a group of smaller right leaning parties with an office in Brussels, organized by Steve Bannon, the Former Trump adviser. Bannon has been working with several Italian political strategists and Cardinals in the Vatican to bring conservative values back to Europe. These groups tend to be against unlimited and uncontrolled immigration. They also promote traditional values.