The ripples of EU election results are being felt, no more so than in France where the National Front topped the poll.
The day after the results, Prime Minister Manuel Valls promised further tax cuts for French households. The government is already committed to a 30 billion euros cut in labour taxes to help business but insists all this can be done while meeting its EU deficit commitments.
Brussels has already given Paris an extra two years to get its deficit down to three percent of GDP. Today, the European Commission will produce updated country recommendations.
It may be too early to throw the book at France and President Francois Hollande has reacted aggressively to any attempts to do so before. Members of his Socialist party are already lobbying to resist tightening in future budgets.
The other follow-on from the EU parliament elections is the lobbying for top jobs in Brussels with attention centred on Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker and his claim on the European Commission presidency.