Statements after European elections in Deutsche Welle about the radical right in Germany

Deutsche Welle GERMANY, 27/May 2019, Author: Austin Davis  EU election: AfD surge in eastern Germany sets up clash of cultures The far-right AfD has emerged as the strongest political party in Germany’s formerly communist East. With the Greens winning big among young, urban voters though, the East-West divide looks set to deepen further. In Sunday’s European […]

Workshop on the Transformation in the European Party System in the German Federal Foreign Office (10th May 2019)

On 10th May I participated on an Expert Workshop in the German Federal Foreign Office on “European Parliament Elections 2019. Drivers and Impacts of the Transformation in the European Party System”. The organizer was the Berlin-based Institut für Europäische Politik together with the Planning of the German Federal Foreign Office.  “The Institut für Europäische Politik […]

Interview in Deutsche Welle about the Estonian elections and the far right

Deutsche Welle , 4/3/2019 EUROPE Far-right ‘stoking fears’ in Estonia’s parliamentary election The far-right EKRE received nearly 18 percent of the vote in Estonia’s recent parliamentary election. Political scientist Florian Hartleb talks to DW about the party’s origins, and what its success means for Europe.      DW: The center-right opposition Reform Party won Sunday’s election in Estonia. […]

Struggle over new CDU-leadership: My take in Spanish newspaper Público

My take yesterday in Spanish newspaper Público on CDU congress about Merkel-successor – Kramp-Karrenbauer versus Merz – I was right that first candidate – Merkel favorite – will win very closely (copy versus candidate from outside) “Se perfila como un duelo entre AKK y Merz”, explica a Público el analista político Florian Hartleb. “AKK tiene las […]

My statements about AfD in Berlin Policy Journal

BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018   SHARE      BEN KNIGHT , OCTOBER 30, 2018 The far-right AfD has gained ever more popularity since its breakthrough in 2017. The party’s rise has been aided by German media and politics, and its rise is set to continue. Political journalists in Berlin often do a thing called a Hintergrundgespräch. This “background conversation,” as […]