The streets of Paris in flames; the most ancient democracy of all overturned by Brexit and incapable of guiding it towards a rational outcome; populist-held Italy tempted by the aspiration to dismantle the EU from within. What’s going on with European democracy, two months ahead of its key electoral appointment? Who and when allowed for such deterioration of its quality and effectiveness?
- Salvini in balance on the European wire.
- The eighth consecutive protest took place January 26th.
- The international campaign to support Osman Kavala’s candidature for the Nobel Peace Prize developed over an extremely brief period of time.
- How the demonization of ‘gender ideology’ has become a rhetorical tool.
- In many ways, Kaczynski’s economic policy is similar to Orbán’s in Hungary. It is a mix of welfare and statism, while remaining open to foreign investment.
- Orban’s tax policy had two objectives. The first was to bolster the public purse and pay down Hungary’s inflated debt burden; the second was to rebalance the ratio between foreign and Hungarian capital.
- Data, politics, NGOs, racism, Matteo Salvini. What’s going on in Italy with migrants and refugees.
- Nativism informs the way in which far-right organizations identify the members of the national community and those who challenge or threaten it.
- Seventy years ago, Europe managed miraculously to turn the destruction of World War II into the foundation of its peace project. It succeeded at turning the antiestablishment anger of 1968 into political progress. It succeeded in less than two decades at uniting a Europe divided by 50 years of Cold War. If Europe has managed to turn so many failures into success, one can certainly hope that it will achieve the same miracle again today.