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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The West and Russia? Big fight in the Chinese TV on Saturday (I am attacking the saying Human rights are just a Western thing (sic!), and I am part of an anti-Russian Propaganda – the experts of the West are just using propaganda). About the TV: German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Russian President Vladimir […]
Seminar on “Transforming Europe towards the digital age”Round Table This discussion took place in Cadenabbia, on the 5th-7th March 2018. The panel was chaired by David GREGOSZ, Senior Economist and Coordinator International Economic Policy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The speakers who contributed to the debate were for example: · Dr. Aljoscha […]
Viktor Orban faces tough test in bid for third term as Hungarian president STORY TOPICS POLITICS VIKTOR ORBÁN Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban looks on during his visit to the ceremony marking the opening of a renovated synagogue in Subotica, Serbia, Monday, March 26, 2018. The renovation work on the synagogue, which was built in […]
Florian Hartleb, 5 March 2018 Revolution. The rise of right-wing populism in Germany Link: http://www.maailmavaade.ee/articles/florian-hartleb-revolution The year 2016 was an annus horribilis and acted as a warning about the new reality of post-truth politics. It included Brexit, the refugee crisis, the fear of Islamist terrorism with numerous and ongoing attacks, the rise of right-wing populist parties and, […]
Oh, tricky. Discussed between 1st and 3rd February 2018 general trends and possible similarities of politics (mobilisation, populism…) in Brazil, India and Ukraine with country experts coming from far away for this demanding workshop @ Leibniz Centre Berlin This project is founded via Volkswagen Stiftung.
On 15th January live in Chinese TV “The point” (CCTV-news, China Global TV Network) from TV studio in Tallinn. Topic: About the possible new German government and the problems with the grand coalition.
Austria has a far-right party in the government for the first time in 17 years, as anti-immigration sentiment appears to grow across the country and Europe. The far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) reached a five-year deal with the larger conservative People’s Party (OVP) on Friday – two months after the parliamentary elections. 2000 the […]