Farce in Madrid – How the illiberal party family failed to be formed again – The Weekly 82
Travelling to Spain’s capital this time, Europe’s far-right, nationalist and illiberal forces gathered for their umpteenth attempt to form – something.
Orbán’s Trojan horse in the Commission? – Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi’s controversial activity – The Weekly 81
Ever since his appointment, Hungarian Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi’s work has been surrounded with a certain amount of suspicion, which should come as no surprise considering Várhelyi’s professional record and the circumstances of his nomination.
The stakes of the French presidency, i.e., can a sovereign community be fragmented? – The Weekly 80
Beginning this month, the French EU presidency features quite a few significant and relevant items on its list of priorities; the most fundamental and strategically important one being the chapter on the agenda for a sovereign Europe, in my opinion.
The two-speed Europe concept means the end of our continent – The Weekly 79
Ever since the EU’s eastern enlargement in the 2000s, western politicians have repeatedly brought up the idea of a two-speed Europe whenever they were dissatisfied with the functioning of the Union.
Kazakhstan: returning to the Russian sphere of interest? – The Weekly 78
At present, it’s quite difficult to clearly identify the motives behind the increasingly inflamed protests in Kazakhstan. While news reports talk about a spontaneous unrest caused by the sudden rise of energy prices, President Tokayev and the Kazakh government have issued official statements on a foreign terrorist intervention aimed at destabilizing the Central Asian country.
East or West?
And then Putin revealed what his goal was: go back to the past and revive the Eastern bloc with the assistance of Orbán and the likes.
Migration policy – Europe has learnt its lesson – The Weekly 77
Although the European Union is often rightfully criticized for being cumbersome and lagging behind international events, I think it’s important to take note of the achievements, too.
A letter to Ms Jourová concerning the European Newsroom project
I have read your remarks addressed to the European News Media Forum with great pleasure and interest.
Follow the traffic lights – New government in Germany – The Weekly 76
The race of Germany’s political parties showed quite a few twists and turns over the months before the election. Angela Merkel’s succession proved to be too much of a challenge for the Union parties, while the Greens’ growing popularity, albeit for a brief period, appeared to be enough for them to win the election.