The far right appears to be the winner of the just held European parliamentary elections.

While the conservative center continues to control European Union institutions, a surge in support among more extreme elements of the right has alarm bells ringing. Populism is on the rise in Europe — as it is elsewhere in the world — and leaders are struggling with ways to mute its impact.

For much of the world, the results will have limited effect. There appears to be growing fatigue with the war in Ukraine, but there is no indication of a readiness to abandon that fight. Nor is there evidence of a willingness to accommodate China as it seeks to expand its influence. Europe will continue to resist Beijing’s pressure and predation. Japan should welcome both outcomes.