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/
Interview in Radio Switzerland (Link with Podcast) May legt Brexit-Fahrplan vor«Vieles spricht für die harte Variante» Dienstag, 17. Januar 2017 Wie weiter nach dem Brexit? Der Politologe Florian Hartleb sieht schwere Zeiten auf Grossbritannien zukommen. May stellt Brexit-Pläne vor Audio «May stellt Brexit-Pläne vor» abspielen.Audio «May stellt Brexit-Pläne vor» in externem Player öffnen.Audio 4:15 […]
Estonia’s Transformation: From Soviet State to Digital Pioneer November 2016 By guest writer Florian Hartleb Estonia’s digital transformation is well underway. In the former Soviet state, SIM cards serve as ID and tax returns are filed at the click of a mouse. In 2009, a company was established in a world-record 18 minutes and 3 […]
What is the world doing for migrants? Today, on 18th December 2016, it is International Migrants Day. Migrants and refugees cross borders in search of better economic and social conditions. Many others are forced to flee conflict or persecution. The current record levels of mass movement of displaced people has given rise to xenophobia and […]
In Europe, right-wing parties find voice after Trump’s stunning performance Anti-immigrant sentiments sweeping throughout Europe French far-right leader Marine le Pen, a candidate in France’s spring presidential elections, called President-elect Donald Trump’s victory “a sign of hope” for those disillusioned by globalization. View Comments Print By Patrick Costello — Special to The Washington Times […]
Foto: Enriko Lill In September 2016 a delegation from the Bertelsmann-Stiftung with Dr. Brigitte Mohn has visited Estonia. “E-Estonia” is regarded as digital trendsetter in Europe. The visit intended an in-depth-view about how e-government, the new working-life and digital education work in practice. Outgoing State president Toomas Hendrik Ilves who implemented the digitalization already in […]
In the Estonian national TV “Välisilm” I gave several statements on Angela Merkel, the refugee crisis and the rise of AfD (in English with Estonian subtitle), to watch also online http://etv.err.ee/l/paevakajasaated/valisilm.
German chancellor Angela Merkel is now Estonian e-resident. During her visit to Tallinn she said during her speech on 25th August 2016 in Ülemiste City (IT-part): “We have to work together in order to bring Industry 4.0. and Government 2.0 together. Estonia is The digital pioneer!” She also said that the German public administration should […]
Europe is in difficult times: the possible Brexit and the rise of right-wing populism get a lot of attention. In this context the EPP group and the European ideas network organized between 29th June and 2nd July a summer university in Split with more than 250 participants. I contributed in a panel on populism within […]