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 […]
Interview with me in Swiss Radio SRF 1, 6th November 2016 Der Brexit, die Wahl von Donald Trump und erst letzten Sonntag die Frage, ob Österreich als erstes europäisches Land vielleicht ein rechtspopulistisches Staatsoberhaupt bekommt – ist 2016 das Jahr des Rechtspopulismus? to watch here: http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/4×4/zuwanderungsinitiative-nationalrat-fuer-eher-sanfte-umsetzung from 8.15 min.
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 […]
German chancellor Angela Merkel is now Estonian e-resident. During her visit to Tallinn she said during her speech on 25th August 2016 in Ülemiste City (IT-part): “We have to work together in order to bring Industry 4.0. and Government 2.0 together. Estonia is The digital pioneer!” She also said that the German public administration should […]
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 […]
After – or despite – a violent week, Germany still turns to Merkel Populists have tried to gain political footing over a threat they say was magnified by the chancellor’s ‘open door’ refugee policy. But many say that Merkel might actually gain politically after the attacks. By Rachel Stern, Correspondent JULY 28, 2016 Hannibal […]
After Nice: “Lone-wolf-terrorists as useful idiots for IS”, Interview with Radio Switzerland (18th July 2016), to listen here (in German): http://www.srf.ch/news/international/einsame-woelfe-sind-nuetzliche-idioten-fuer-den-is Most important citations: Klar scheint, dass es sich um einen «Einsamen Wolf» handelte. Mit dem Phänomen der radikalisierten Einzeltäter, die zu allem entschlossen aber kaum mit Komplizen vernetzt sind, hat sich Florian Hartleb beschäftigt. […]
Europe is in difficult times: the possible Brexit and the rise of right-wing populism get a lot of attention. In this context the EPP group and the European ideas network organized between 29th June and 2nd July a summer university in Split with more than 250 participants. I contributed in a panel on populism within […]