About the current situation of the far-right in Europe. Statements in Washington Times

Europe’s nationalist political stars lose luster, but ideology still glimmers POLITICS Nigel Farage’s Farage’s United Kingdom Independence Party didn’t manage to win a single seat at Westminster in this year’s snap election. (Associated Press/File) more >    Print By Benjamin Plackett and Austin Davis – Special to The Washington Times – – Wednesday, December 13, 2017 LONDON […]

Book presentation in Riga with the former Latvian foreign minister MEP Artis Pabriks

On November 24, 11:00 am, a presentation of the book “The Rise of Populism: Lessons for the European Union and the United States of America”, issued by the Centre for East European Policy Studies (CEEPS), was held in the Fireplace Hall of European Union House, Aspazijas Boulevard 28, Riga.  I contributed with the chapter on the situation […]

Impressions: Crisis in the liberal world order: what future for the West? An international conference at Nottingham Trent University

Impressions: Crisis in the liberal world order: what future for the West? Conferences An international conference with speakers (both academic and active politicians / members of the policy community) from both Nottingham Trent University and the European Union’s policy community. From: Thursday 12 October 2017, 10 am To: Thursday 12 October 2017, 5 pm Location: Adams Room, Nottingham Conference Centre, […]

Trumpetisation. In Charlottesville aftermath, Europe sees widening divide with US” (my statements in Christian Science Monitor)

14th August 2017: “In Charlottesville aftermath, Europe sees widening divide with US” (analysis in Christian Science Monitor) The lack of a quick, clear response to the weekend events in Charlottesville from the White House left Europe – which has had a long struggle with racism and white supremacy – deeply concerned about Trump’s values.I was […]

Estonia as trendsetter in the digital age (Prize from the Bertelsmann-Stiftung)

Toomas Hendrik Ilves receives Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017 On June 29 in Gütersloh the 2017 Reinhard Mohn Prize on the forward-looking topic “Smart Country – Connected. Intelligent. Digital.” was awarded to former Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves. He was honored for his pioneering work in promoting digitalization in government, education and public services. I helped […]