My statements in USA about the upcoming German elections (and the rise of populism)

Why more Germans are anti-Trump than anti-immigration Austin Davis, Special for USA TODAY Published 1:46 p.m. ET Sept. 18, 2017 | Updated 4:35 p.m. ET Sept. 18, 2017 Since Donald Trump became President, Germany has seen a spike in its citizenship applications from the United States. Buzz60 (Photo: Christof Stache, AFP/Getty Images) BERLIN — After Donald Trump was […]

Statement in Washington Times about the Right-wing populists after Trump´s winning

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 […]

My statements in Washington Times about Berlin elections and the consequences (15th September)

Germany’s open door for refugees to hit Merkel’s coalition in Berlin elections     German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pictures taken with refugees in Berlin. (Associated Press/File) more >   View Comments Print By Patrick Costello – Special to The Washington Times – – Thursday, September 15, 2016 BERLIN — The U.S. isn’t the only major […]

The West as enemy: Comment in Süddeutsche Zeitung

My Comment in Süddeutsche Zeitung, 30th April 2016, page 5:  Gastkommentar Der Westen als Feind   Europas Populisten bewundern Wladimir Putin ob seiner autoritären Art. Jetzt hat sich die Jugend der AfD mit der russischen Jungen Garde verbündet. Das zeigt, dass viele in der ´Partei die Westbindung Deutschlands lockern wollen. Von Florian Hartleb Aus vielen […]

My statements in Washington Times about “banning a political party in Germany” (24th April 2016)

German court asked to ban political party agitated by refugees The National Democratic Party organized a demonstration against Germany’s asylum law.   By Patrick Costello — Special to The Washington Times – – Sunday, April 24, 2016   BERLIN — Amid a refugee crisis and a surge of violence targeting foreigners, Germany’s highest court is […]

E-Estonia – a digital trendsetter in Europe. Debate with the state secretary for economics in Saarbrücken

  E-Estonia – digital trendsetter in Europe. On 18th April 2016 i presented Estonia as a role model for the digital society. According to a study i am preparing for the Bertelsmann Stiftung in Estonia digitalizing doesn’t lead to a discrimination of the generation “60 +”. In contrast: It simplified the life with e-banking, e-health, […]

Live in TV-Studio for Al Jazeera English from Berlin to Doha/Qatar

9th February 2016:  Is the European Project collapsing? Refugee crisis etc.: Al Jazeera English “Insight Story”:  With me live in Studio from Berlin next to the Brandenburg Gate (background) and another guest from London; Moderator from Doha/Qatar:  Here is the live stream on you tube (all 25 minutes):    …and the report:  http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2016/02/european-project-collapsing-160208152608064.html BUSINESS & […]

Statement about the Spanish elections in The Christian Science Monitor

My statement on the Spanish elections in The Christian Science Monitor (Yahoo News) on 21th December 2015: http://news.yahoo.com/spanish-voters-join-europes-flight-mainstream-165507033.html Spanish voters join Europe’s flight from the mainstream No clear winner emerged from Spain’s general election on Sunday, as new upstart parties claimed a third of the country’s parliamentary seats. By Sara Miller Llana December 21, 2015 […]

Statement about the success of the French Front National in MDR Jump Radio

My Statement about the success of the French Front National (reasons, refugee Problem, German case) on the 7th December 2015 (in German): Listen here: http://www.mdr.de/mediathek/radio/mdr-jump/audio1344918_zc-1ce7208f_zs-77a05c12.html   MDR JUMP 07.12.2015, 12:10 Uhr Rechtsruck in Frankreich: Front National stärkste Kraft Drei Wochen nach den Terroranschlägen in Paris hat der rechtsextreme Front National die erste Runde der Regionalwahlen gewonnen. […]

A German Europe (Saksa Euroopa?) – opinion piece in the Estonian newspaper Postimees

A German Europe? (Saksa Euroopa?) – my comment for the Estonian newspaper Postimees, 7th August 2015, p. 13: http://pluss.postimees.ee/3285709/florian-hartleb-saksa-euroopa Latest with the EU-Greece crisis summit this July, a debate around a new German Europe has started. It seems even that the expression is currently on everyone’s lips. Anti-German sentiment that has been simmering in Greece […]