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 […]

My statements: In depth: Is Alternative for Germany becoming too extreme? (The Local)

Rachel Loxton news@thelocal.de  9/7/2018 In depth: Is Alternative for Germany becoming too extreme? The populist AfD, founded in 2013 as an anti-Euro party, is known for views that run the gamut from job creation in deindustrialized areas to stricter caps on refugees. They provided a welcome change for many looking for an alternative to more […]

The rise of populism in Asia and Europa compared – my analysis for “Political change” Singapore

Political change in Europe and Asia (July 2018) In recent years, domestic politics in both Europe and Asia have arguably become less predictable and prone to sudden, unexpected changes. Although domestic volatility is not a new phenomenon in either region, contemporary drivers are analogous and may be a reflection of a new era, with significant […]

New challenges in the Baltic sea region. International conference in Tallinn/Estonia

The Estonian Think Pro Patria Institute organized an international conference with the support of the European People´s Party in the European Parliament in Tallinn/Estonia.  On 24th May 2018 I moderated a panel “new challenges of the Baltic region sea sister parties” in Tallinn/Estonia. With the campaign managers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania and Estonia we […]

In the Estonian national TV about the role of Viktor Orbán/ 21st May 2018

To watch here:  https://www.err.ee/833292/politoloog-orbanism-kestab-ungaris-veel-aastaid Politoloog Florian Hartleb ütles, et Ungari peaminister Viktor Orbán riigi diktaatoriks ei muutu, küll aga jääb nn orbánism veel aastateks kestma. Ungari juurtega USA miljardär George Soros otsustas viia inimõigustega tegeleva sihtasutuse Avatud Ühiskonna Fond Budapesti keskuse Berliini, et sealt juhtida rahvusvahelist tegevust edasi. Lahkumine ei tähenda, et fond lõpetab täielikult […]