Total 35 Posts
A supranational political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe.
Nostalgia in politics: Pan-European study sheds light on how (and why) parties appeal to the past in their election campaigns5 min read
Around two-thirds of Europeans feel nostalgic, and recent studies suggest that these feelings can influence political views. Parties in central and eastern Europe, particularly nationalist ones, are more likely to use nostalgic rhetoric in their manifestos.
While Ursula von der Leyen recently acknowledged mistakes made by European leaders in handling Britain’s departure from the EU, in contrast, Rishi Sunak reaffirms his commitment to Brexit.
Geert Wilders: How election victory in the Netherlands for Party for Freedom fits into a wider picture of European radical-right populism4 min read
Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom’s victory in the Dutch election marks a historic shift with the extreme right becoming the largest party. Potential coalition talks may impact the Netherlands’ EU stance, echoing the complexities seen in Italy’s recent political landscape.
We cannot pretend to stand against the far-right while referring to its politics as “legitimate concerns”. We must stand unequivocally by and be in service of every one of the communities at the sharp end of oppression.
Italian PM Giorgia Meloni’s government, once feared as radical, reveals moderation in foreign and economic policies, aligning with the EU and the US. Challenges emerge, though, as promises face practical constraints, risking discontent.
Poland votes for change after nearly a decade spent sliding towards autocracy – but tricky coalition talks lie ahead for Donald Tusk5 min read
Law and Justice emerges as the biggest party but without a majority, leaving the door open for a large coalition led by the former president of the European Council.
If Azerbaijan is not punished for its aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh, there’s every chance it will try to capture more Armenian territory.