About: Simon Hix

EU Priorities 2020 09-06-2009

Simon Hix: Centre-right won elections ‘on socialist ticket’

The European Parliament shifted to the right not because the centre-right won the EU elections, but rather due to the Socialists' inability to convince voters that they can tackle the economic crisis, Simon Hix, professor at the London School of Economics, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 08-04-2009

Hix: Predicting ‘overall stability’ in next Parliament

Two months ahead of the European elections, British scholar Simon Hix predicts the next European Parliament will be more evenly divided between centre-right and centre-left, but the growing influence of Central and Eastern European MEPs will shift the power balance within the political groups.