Book presentation in Riga with the former Latvian foreign minister MEP Artis Pabriks

On November 24, 11:00 am, a presentation of the book “The Rise of Populism: Lessons for the European Union and the United States of America”, issued by the Centre for East European Policy Studies (CEEPS), was held in the Fireplace Hall of European Union House, Aspazijas Boulevard 28, Riga.  I contributed with the chapter on the situation […]

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 […]

Calling foul: Can Russia manipulate US- and the next elections in Europe? University Pittsburgh

Expert debate from the University Pittsburgh including me via Skype, now to watch via you tube (90 min.)Have we entered a new age of cyber sabotage? In this session of Conversations on Europe, our expert panel will explore episodes of foreign state interference in electoral politics in Europe and the U.S. past and present. From […]

Schulz or Merkel? My Outlook for the German elections in Slovakian newspaper “Pravda”

Schulz je nový vietor SPD. Merkelovú rozkýval #SPD #Martin Schulz #CDU/CSU #Angela Merkelová Andrej Matišák, Pravda | 08.02.2017 07:28 Už si ani nepamätajú, kedy boli prví. Sociálni demokrati prekvapili samých seba. V prieskume inštitútu INSA SPD preskočila o jedno percento CDU/CSU. Centristická ľavica porazila konzervatívcov v pomere 31 ku 30 percentám. CDU/CSU pritom ešte pred týždňom vo výskume […]

What is the world doing for migrants? Debate with me on Al Jazeera TV “Inside story”

What is the world doing for migrants? Today, on 18th December 2016, it is International Migrants Day. Migrants and refugees cross borders in search of better economic and social conditions. Many others are forced to flee conflict or persecution. The current record levels of mass movement of displaced people has given rise to xenophobia and […]

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 […]