Tag: Angela Merkel

While the discriminatory nature of Philosemitism in Germany is not always obvious, due to a lack of knowledge of Jewish culture and politics, it is easier to recognise racism in the way Palestine solidarity advocates are treated. (More…)

The microbe is back!” Jacques Delors told AFP at the end of March.  But, the EU godfather wasn’t referring to Coronavirus. (More…)

After days of reading one depressing news story after another about the pandemic that has turned our world upside down, I was desperate for anything that would brighten my spirits. (More…)

Given the extent of the far-right resurgence in Europe over the last decade, it’s often difficult to predict where the shock waves are going to come next.  On 5 February, it was Thuringia’s turn. (More…)

Nord Stream 2 is going ahead. Last Wednesday, after two and a half years of delay, Denmark’s government gave permission for a section of the natural gas pipeline to pass through its exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea.  (More…)

“Populism…is the buzzword of the twenty-first century,” according to Dutch sociologist Cas Mudde, its best-known analyst. But that’s largely due to our misunderstanding it, he claims. (More…)

Nationalism is here to stay. The far-right may never take over the European Commission. But its politics are now mainstream and have changed the way the executive frames multiculturalism. (More…)

Iran and a trade deal. The 26 July exchange could not have deferred more to Trump. (More…)

At least German pollsters had gotten it right. There was no populist sweep of the country’s parliamentary seats in the 2019 EU elections. (More…)