Four main players in Slovakia’s general election

By |februar 27th, 2020|far right, Marian Kotleba, News, populism, Slovak elections, Smer|

Slovaks vote on Saturday (29 February) in a pivotal general election which sees the populist-left coalition trying to cling on to power ahead of centre-right party OLaNO.

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EPP think-tank says US should mediate in Mediterranean maritime spats

By |januar 9th, 2020|'Ibiza-Gate', Angela Merkel, Boyko Borisov, cabinet reshuffle, Donald Trump, EU Commission, general elections, Heinz Christian Strache, judicial reform, media, News, populism, Sebastian Kurz, The Capitals|

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out the latest regarding Turkstream, NATO troops in Iraq, Italy's crumbling pledge to solve the Libyan crisis by gathering the relevant actors around a table, and so much more.

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In new capacity of EPP leader, Tusk vows to fight populism

By |november 21st, 2019|Andrej Plenković, anti-immigration, Croatian Presidency, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, EPP, EU enlargement, Fidesz, illiberal democracy, News, populism, refugee crisis, Viktor Orbán|

Outgoing EU Council president Donald Tusk pledged Wednesday (20 November)  to fight political populism as he was elected leader of Europe's main conservative parties during their group meeting in Croatia.

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 Swiss politics goes Green with a capital G

By |oktober 25th, 2019|EU-Switzerland Agreement, News, populism, Switzerland|

The surge in support for Green parties in the Swiss elections suggests that the Alpine country is shying away from right-wing populism and euroscepticism, writes Denis MacShane. Denis MacShane is a former Minister of Europe. He is a member of...

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Erdogan thanks Orban for ‘support at the international stage’

By |oktober 15th, 2019|ethnic cleansing, Hungary, Kurds, News, pan-Turkism, populism, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Syrian war, Viktor Orbán|

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met in Baku on Tuesday (15 October), on the fringes of the Turkic Council, a group of countries speaking the same family of languages, which Hungary wants to join.

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Italy’s Di Maio, Salvini slam EU debt warning

By |junij 6th, 2019|budget deficit, italian elections, Italy, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News, populism|

Italy's populist Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio on Wednesday (5 June) dismissed Brussels' formal warning over the country's excessive public spending as "too easy".

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Voting record of the far-right in EU Parliament contradicts rhetoric – report

By |maj 16th, 2019|Democracy, digital tax, far right, lobbying, News, populism, tax evasion, taxe numérique, workers|

The voting record of 11 far-right parties in the European Parliament demonstrates their affinities with the interests of large corporations and financial institutions, rather than the interests of people they claim to defend. EURACTIV France reports.

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Nazarbayev: I stepped down in the interest of the people of Kazakhstan

By |maj 16th, 2019|China, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, populism, Russia, Sanctions, trade wars, USA|

The first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was the main speaker and the centre of attention at the 12th edition of the Astana Economic Forum on Thursday (16 May). To a wide international audience, he provided explanations for his recent...

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Juncker says ‘unacceptable’ to link Tusk to Hitler and Stalin in Poland

By |maj 7th, 2019|Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude Juncker, media freedom, News, PiS, Poland, populism, rule of law|

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (7 May) it was “totally unacceptable” to link fellow top EU official, Donald Tusk, with tyrants Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler, as has been done by Polish state TV.

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European voters more concerned by living costs, less by migration

By |april 4th, 2019|2019 European elections, cost of living, environment, living standards, Migration, News, populism|

A new study reveals that migration is not the primary concern of European voters who are more concerned with national issues such as corruption, unemployment or costs of living. EURACTIV France reports.

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