Conference about the future of Europe in Vilnius/Lithuania (with former Prime Minister Kubilius)

In 2018, the Baltic States celebrate their 100th anniversary. After regaining independence in 1990-1991, Baltic countries have rapidly and successfully integrated into the European Union and Western political, security and economic structures. They are all members of the Eurozone and keen on its success. They also have a strong interest in further strengthening security in […]

The rise of populism in Asia and Europa compared – my analysis for “Political change” Singapore

Political change in Europe and Asia (July 2018) In recent years, domestic politics in both Europe and Asia have arguably become less predictable and prone to sudden, unexpected changes. Although domestic volatility is not a new phenomenon in either region, contemporary drivers are analogous and may be a reflection of a new era, with significant […]

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 […]