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 […]
The Rise of Populism: Lessons for the European Union and the United States of America 24.11.2017 What defines populism nowadays and what are the reasons behind its rise in use and public support? What part has it played in the unexpected outcomes of political events in the UK, EU and USA? How populism functions in […]
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, […]
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 […]
In the summer 2017 , young people from Germany and the three Baltic states came together in Viinistu/Estonia in order to discuss the current “hot” European issues such as refugees, Brexit and terrorism and to eloborate via voting a declaration on European identity. All was organized from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
On Friday, 7th July I was honoured to debate with Hans-Jörg Schmitt, co-founder of the new movement Pulse of Europe, and Axel Voss, Member of European Parliament. The event took place at the University of Bonn. Moderator was Maximilian Nowroth from Handelsblatt. We discussed if populism and national egoism pushing forward or stopping the European […]
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 […]
“Cultural identity is the key issue why people in Europe are afraid. Israel doesn’t accept illegal immigration and outlines the risks of the German culture.” Had a great debate on migration with the lovely Sharren Haskel, youngest MP of the Knesset, on 23rd Mai 2017 in Tel Aviv, thanks to the great Davidi Hermelin, President […]
In Porto, the European Ideas Network (Palacio da Bolsa) with MEPs, MPs, think tankers and academics has discussed the future of Europe on 4th and 5th May 2017. I contributed especially on the populist challenge, the transatlantic relations and the Brexit and offered some counter-strategies.
E-Estonia as trendsetter in Europe. What is behind and why Germany can learn from it? Nice movie from the Bertelsmann-Stiftung which I helped the film team to make it possible – worth to see it (just 6 minutes): Just check it out! https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/de/mediathek/medien/mid/smart-country-estland-ist-das-land-in-der-cloud/