New challenges in the Baltic sea region. International conference in Tallinn/Estonia

The Estonian Think Pro Patria Institute organized an international conference with the support of the European People´s Party in the European Parliament in Tallinn/Estonia.  On 24th May 2018 I moderated a panel “new challenges of the Baltic region sea sister parties” in Tallinn/Estonia. With the campaign managers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania and Estonia we […]

In the Estonian national TV about the role of Viktor Orbán/ 21st May 2018

To watch here:  https://www.err.ee/833292/politoloog-orbanism-kestab-ungaris-veel-aastaid Politoloog Florian Hartleb ütles, et Ungari peaminister Viktor Orbán riigi diktaatoriks ei muutu, küll aga jääb nn orbánism veel aastateks kestma. Ungari juurtega USA miljardär George Soros otsustas viia inimõigustega tegeleva sihtasutuse Avatud Ühiskonna Fond Budapesti keskuse Berliini, et sealt juhtida rahvusvahelist tegevust edasi. Lahkumine ei tähenda, et fond lõpetab täielikult […]

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 […]