Statements on the ties of German right-wing populist party and Russia (Deutsche Welle)

GERMANY Calls for AfD lawmaker accused of Russia ties to resign German lawmakers have condemned Markus Frohnmaier amid reports that he was under the influence of the Kremlin. However, the scandal may not be enough to stop the nationalist party from making gains in state elections.      Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) called […]

After Christchurch: Statements in Spiegel-Magazin Titelstory (23rd March 2019) – here in English version

From the Web to Real LifeThe Growing Threat of Online-Bred Right-Wing Extremism The gunman who killed 50 people in Christchurch, New Zealand is being celebrated by right-wing extremists around the world, including in Germany. It is a sign of how the internet has forged a new kind of terrorist threat, and an increasingly emboldened network […]

Interview in Deutsche Welle about the Estonian elections and the far right

Deutsche Welle , 4/3/2019 EUROPE Far-right ‘stoking fears’ in Estonia’s parliamentary election The far-right EKRE received nearly 18 percent of the vote in Estonia’s recent parliamentary election. Political scientist Florian Hartleb talks to DW about the party’s origins, and what its success means for Europe.      DW: The center-right opposition Reform Party won Sunday’s election in Estonia. […]

Struggle over new CDU-leadership: My take in Spanish newspaper Público

My take yesterday in Spanish newspaper Público on CDU congress about Merkel-successor – Kramp-Karrenbauer versus Merz – I was right that first candidate – Merkel favorite – will win very closely (copy versus candidate from outside) “Se perfila como un duelo entre AKK y Merz”, explica a Público el analista político Florian Hartleb. “AKK tiene las […]