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 […]

Is 2016 the year of populism? Interview with me in Swiss Radio SRF 1 (in German)

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.     

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 “banning a political party in Germany” (24th April 2016)

German court asked to ban political party agitated by refugees The National Democratic Party organized a demonstration against Germany’s asylum law.   By Patrick Costello — Special to The Washington Times – – Sunday, April 24, 2016   BERLIN — Amid a refugee crisis and a surge of violence targeting foreigners, Germany’s highest court is […]

Live in TV-Studio for Al Jazeera English from Berlin to Doha/Qatar

9th February 2016:  Is the European Project collapsing? Refugee crisis etc.: Al Jazeera English “Insight Story”:  With me live in Studio from Berlin next to the Brandenburg Gate (background) and another guest from London; Moderator from Doha/Qatar:  Here is the live stream on you tube (all 25 minutes):    …and the report:  http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2016/02/european-project-collapsing-160208152608064.html BUSINESS & […]

Statement about the Spanish elections in The Christian Science Monitor

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 […]

Statement about the success of the French Front National in MDR Jump Radio

My Statement about the success of the French Front National (reasons, refugee Problem, German case) on the 7th December 2015 (in German): Listen here: http://www.mdr.de/mediathek/radio/mdr-jump/audio1344918_zc-1ce7208f_zs-77a05c12.html   MDR JUMP 07.12.2015, 12:10 Uhr Rechtsruck in Frankreich: Front National stärkste Kraft Drei Wochen nach den Terroranschlägen in Paris hat der rechtsextreme Front National die erste Runde der Regionalwahlen gewonnen. […]