The next European Parliament polls in May will include a 2% hurdle. Meaning if you vote a party which is not getting 2+%, your vote was for the trash.
Ironically, the German foreign minister (who I personally hate for all the shit he did as a justice minister) sold this with the words “Great success, every vote counts!”
The government twittered his words under #EuropeUnited. Weirdly I find no article reporting this.