FROM THE ARCHIVES: European Parliamentary Elections 1994

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, center left, speaks to the media at an event to mark the gains his party made in the European Elections, in London, Monday, May 27, 2019. In results announced Monday for all regions of the U.K. except Northern Ireland, the Brexit Party had won 29 of the 73 British EU seats up for grabs and almost a third of the votes. At second right is Brexit Party MEP and former Conservative lawmaker Anne Widdecombe.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, center left, speaks to the media at an event to mark the gains his party made in the European Elections, in London, Monday, May 27, 2019. In results announced Monday for all regions of the U.K. except Northern Ireland, the Brexit Party had won 29 of the 73 British EU seats up for grabs and almost a third of the votes. At second right is Brexit Party MEP and former Conservative lawmaker Anne Widdecombe. Vudi Xhymshiti / AP Photo
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, center left, speaks to the media at an event to mark the gains his party made in the European Elections, in London, Monday, May 27, 2019. In results announced Monday for all regions of the U.K. except Northern Ireland, the Brexit Party had won 29 of the 73 British EU seats up for grabs and almost a third of the votes. At second right is Brexit Party MEP and former Conservative lawmaker Anne Widdecombe.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, center left, speaks to the media at an event to mark the gains his party made in the European Elections, in London, Monday, May 27, 2019. In results announced Monday for all regions of the U.K. except Northern Ireland, the Brexit Party had won 29 of the 73 British EU seats up for grabs and almost a third of the votes. At second right is Brexit Party MEP and former Conservative lawmaker Anne Widdecombe. Vudi Xhymshiti / AP Photo

FROM THE ARCHIVES: European Parliamentary Elections 1994

On Tuesday, we heard from Wellesley College's Quinn Slobodian about the results of the recent European parliamentary elections, for which many European Union members states reported record voter turnouts. But these elections have not always enjoyed such enthusiasm. In Worldview's first year, 1994, Joseph Weiler of New York University joined the show to discuss the effects of voter apathy​ in the European parliamentary elections. Weiler was a law professor and co-director of the European Law Research Center at Harvard Law School at the time of this interview. He is currently a law professor, as well as co-director of the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice,​ at NYU.​

Special thanks to the WBEZ Archives Team for cataloging 25 years of Worldview and making this segment possible.