Head of ECFR’s Madrid Office, Jose Ignacio Torreblanca talks to the American historian, a Pulitzer Prize winner for Gulag, and expert on authoritarian populism about…
The Orbán government’s demonstrations of European solidarity have been partly motivated by its nationalist goals and its concerns about migration
Italy’s game of narratives around the covid-19 crisis poses a risk to the European project.
The Hungarian government now has a great deal of flexibility to rule as it sees fit, provided that it portrays its actions as being in the interests of crisis management
Italy’s response to the virus is starting to reshape its politics.
Vox’s success in Spain illuminates some of populism’s successful escalation strategies, as well as the mistakes of mainstream parties
A domestic political scandal threatens to destabilise the League-Five Star coalition
A recent EU court ruling has sent a chill down the spines of populist governments determined to undermine judicial independence. The new Commission must defend this crucial victory.
Emigration is as much a worry for some European citizens as immigration, if not more so. What should the EU and member states do about this?
Many observers expect a grand showdown between the forces of “open” and “closed” societies in next month’s European Parliament elections, with the very future of the European Union at stake. They are right to be worried, but wrong about the reason