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 […]

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