01.07.2014
Asterix’s Village: France after the European Elections

A quarter of the French electorate supported the far-right Front National at the last European elections. Yet the party’s political programme remains founded on the same illusions and scapegoating, only with a new, softer and more media-savvy face.

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28.05.2014
The Hour of Audacity

In the face of rising populism, Europe must adopt an audacious approach that addresses the anxieties of citizens and proposes a vision of the welfare state beyond the nation state.

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15.05.2014
What Can We Expect from the Next Orbán Government?

Using the symbolic politics of ‘government of the people for the people’, Orban secured a comfortable re-election. He skillfully captured shifting political moods, and helped fracture the left. However his future plans remain unclear, and Hungary may now witness a battle between right and far-right.

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01.04.2014
The Dutch Far-right Stumbles

Once again, the Dutch politician Geert Wilders and his far-right party, the PVV (Freedom Party), found themselves in the headlines. At an election meeting Wilders made racist remarks and stood by them. It is a distasteful development that will have consequences beyond the Netherlands.

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17.12.2013
Power to the People

Nelson Mandela personified the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and became a worldwide symbol of hope in the face of discrimination. Although apartheid was ended, racism and discrimination still remain present in our society, and that needs to be remembered.

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04.10.2013
New Strategy, New Positioning

On 29 September 2013, Austria went to the polls. The results gave the Greens 12,4% of the vote, a plus of 2%.

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11.02.2013
Dealing with Eurosceptics and Populists

Europe’s difficulties are undoubtedly causing a rise in populism and Euroscepticism, and while it needs to be more democratic, it needs to push for a more tolerate and humanist future; built through education, exchange and understanding.

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15.11.2012
Towards a Different Europe: from Technocracy to Solidarity

The European Union is an unfinished symphony. The most important thing now is to cut the cacophony and mend the discords.

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22.08.2012
European Leaders and Their Dangerous Game

Polish commentator Cezary Michalski likens Germany to a nuclear power plant – providing energy to Europe when working well, but a destructive force when it fails.

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15.06.2012
Greek Elections 2012: the Unfulfilled Green Expectations and the Way Ahead

With a rerun of Greek elections taking place this weekend, what are the prospects that the political upheaval in the country will present an opening for the Greens?

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