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10.02.2017
Defeating National Populism: Lessons from Austria and Portugal

Can Austria and Portugal provide clues as to which conditions are needed for progressive forces to flourish?

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27.01.2017
Where do we go from here? Austrian Greens after Van der Bellen’s victory

Alexander Van der Bellen’s election as president was a boost for Austrian Greens, but many challenges lie ahead.

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23.01.2017
“A coalition is not a love match” – Interview with Ralf Fücks

A discussion with Ralf Fücks, outgoing president of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, on the situation in Germany, coalitions with Merkel & the rise of the AfD.

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23.01.2017
Poland: a Vicious Cycle of Disdain

Poland’s increasingly polarised political discourse, an increasing state grip on the media, and how to break the pattern.

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20.01.2017
The Cost of Making America Great Again

As Trump steps into the White House, does this signal the end of US soft power? And if so, what could this mean for Europe and the rest of the world?

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09.01.2017
The EU needs real pan-European politics to survive

How to counter the problems of a ‘half-finished Europe’? Interview with Raphaël Glucksmann & Monica Frassoni.

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17.11.2016
Populism, Nationalism, and Transnationalism

An interview with Benjamin de Cleen on nationalism versus populism in Europe, the Flemish far-right, and the limits of the cordon sanitaire.

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07.09.2016
How to mend the European heart?

The question of the future of European integration became especially important after the “Leave” vote in the referendum on UK membership in the European Union. Do we need just better common institutions – or do we need a new vision, as Dutch author Dick Pels, suggests?

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07.09.2016
Elusive Sovereignty

The Brexit vote has been interpreted by some as demonstrating a desire to take back sovereignty and control. Yet defining exactly what this missing sovereignty amounts to, and what its place in the world of today is, seems to persistently elude us.

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28.08.2016
Beyond the Border

Mass migration is the 21st century’s revolution – leading, in turn, to a counter-revolution which threatens the core idea of the European Union. The refugee crisis has resulted in the reinforcement of stereotypes that Eastern and Western Europe already held about each other.

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