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The Bulgarian parliamentary elections of 4 April and the quest for a new social contract

By Georgi Pirinski / 9 April, 2021

The big winners of the 2021 parliamentary election in Bulgarian were three new parties, that will now enterparliament and that had championed last summer’s “Things Can’t Go on Like This” protests. The ‘systemic’ parties were punished, with prime minister Borissov’s GERB taking first place but with insufficient votes to form […]

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Bulgarian elections 2021: shattered status quo and the need to revive the left

By Teodor Slavev / 9 April, 2021

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis, Bulgarians have firmly proved they want a political change by electing six parties to the National Assembly. Corruption, fear and protests influenced the election results on 4 April and cast a shadow over the prospects of a stable government. In the summer of […]

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How can we find a balance between free movement and shortages in the healthcare workforce in the EU?

By Vytenis Andriukaitis / 7 April, 2021

In all European nations, life and health are one of the most important pillars of well-being. Indeed, health is the cultural backbone of our civilisation. Despite being cautious about a high tax burden, EU citizens want more health services of higher quality and they agree that higher health bills should […]

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Inclusive nationalism wins in America

By John Halpin / 9 November, 2020

Joe Biden and American voters decisively defeat Donald Trump by focusing on character and a vision of post-Covid national renewal grounded on pragmatic policies for jobs, growth, and economic security for all people.  With the results now called in several key battleground states, the Democratic ticket of Joe Biden and […]

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Social Impacts of Transition

By Mitchell A Orenstein / 30 July, 2019

In a number of countries, authoritarian nationalist governments have come to power, promising to right the perceived wrongs of the transition period.

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Hungarian democracy – from best in class to failing grade?

By Péter Niedermüller / 30 July, 2019

Viktor Orbán’s populist illiberal government creates and benefits massively from polarisation of the Hungarian society.

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“The left remains too often fixated on denouncing issues, without providing any creative solutions”

By Jean-Michel Lafleur / 28 October, 2018

An interview by Alain Bloëdt, with Jean-Michel Lafleur about how much nationalist parties have succeeded to frame the migration debate, while the left has remained too sluggish.

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Reflections on the June 2018 Turkish Elections

By Nebil İlseven / 27 June, 2018

Today, any analyses and futuristic foresights on Turkish politics must take into account a whole set of a) new political structures.

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Conservative Turkey votes for one-man rule

By Max Hoffman / 27 June, 2018

The One-man rule and his governing (AKP) held the election under a state of emergency, allowing centrally-appointed governors to control opposition rallies.

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Reflections on Brexit – Implications for the Future of Europe

By Jernej Pikalo / 6 September, 2016

The outcome of the UK vote on its membership of the European Union is sobering and worrying at the same time.

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