New book “The rise of populism” presented in Riga

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? 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 […]

Summer school in Viinistu/Estonia on European identity

  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.       

Debate with the Pulse-of-Europe founder at University of Bonn

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 […]