In the summer 2017 , young people from Germany and the three Baltic states came together in Viinistu/Estonia in order to discuss the current “hot” European issues such as refugees, Brexit and terrorism and to eloborate via voting a declaration on European identity. All was organized from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
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 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? 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 […]
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 […]
In the Estonian national TV “Välisilm” I gave several statements on Angela Merkel, the refugee crisis and the rise of AfD (in English with Estonian subtitle), to watch also online http://etv.err.ee/l/paevakajasaated/valisilm.
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 […]
My statement in the Slovakian newspaper Pravda (31st May 2016): “It is not very likely that CDU and CSU can find a common ground in the topics of immigration, integration and security after the terrorist attacks which mostly have happened in Bavaria. Merkel´s press conference made it once again clear that she doesn´t want to […]
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 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 […]