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 […]

Opinion piece (“How the Greek drama is changing Europe”) on handelsblatt.com

How the Greek drama is changing Europe  My opinion piece for handelsblatt.com on 15th July 2015 GASTBEITRAG ZUR SCHULDENKRISE Wie das Griechenland-Drama Europa verändert Bei den zähen Griechenland-Gesprächen haben die europäischen und nationalen Eliten an Glaubwürdigkeit eingebüßt. Zu krass sind sie im Dickicht eigener Widersprüche verheddert. Ist Europa noch zu helfen? Ein Kommentar. Nach Einigung […]

Opinion piece in handelsblatt.com (“The demagogue lessons”) about the Greek government

Opinion piece for handelsblatt.com (1st July 2015) Ein Lehrstück für Demagogie Europa ist in Gefahr: Griechische Linkspopulisten bedrohen den Integrationsprozess. Tsipras und Varoufakis gelingt es, Europas Politiker reihenweise vorzuführen. Wie kann das sein? Gastbeitrag eines Populismusforschers. http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/gastbeitrag-zu-tsipras-und-varoufakis-ein-lehrstueck-fuer-demagogie/11993484.html

Guest article in Wiener Zeitung about the Greek government

I have published a guest comment in Wiener Zeitung (Austria), 1st July about the Greek government. Some statements: – Left-wing populism is bringing the whole Europe and its institutional structure in danger. – Tsipras and Varoufakis have many similarities with the radical right. – Direct democracy is just a demagogic placebo. – The European elites […]

The consequences of virtual activism in European politics

Historically, Europe’s political parties have relied on an active membership to achieve and maintain influence. However, with the rise of professional communications management, political parties must increasingly seek influence and relevance through other means. Florian Hartleb looks at the emergence of ‘virtual politics’ in Europe and finds that social media and online engagement offer new opportunities […]

Statement in Radio Sweden about Right-wing populism in Europe

Florian Hartleb says the EU elections always give alternative parties a better chance. “European elections are still ‘second’ elections with very little turnout”, he told Radio Sweden, “Outsider parties or anti-establishment parties like the Pirate Party in the last election, have much more opportunities than in the national election.” And the right-wing populist parties are likely […]