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Explaining the appeal of populist nationalism in Central Europe (Paul Schmidt, EUROPP Blog, London School of Economics and Political Science)
Central Europe is often seen as particularly fertile ground for populist nationalism given the success of populist parties in countries like Austria and Hungary, but what explains the appeal of this brand of politics for voters in the region? Paul Schmidt writes that there are decreasing levels of trust in European cross-border solutions to the region’s problems, however he argues that prioritising national solutions at the expense of the EU’s credibility could further exacerbate these issues.
At a time at which a clear pledge to European integration and a stronger commitment to reform would be needed, the debate on the future of Europe is not taking off – particularly in European capitals. A new book, The Future of Europe – Views from the Capitals, published by Palgrave, aims to contribute to the discussion in as many European capitals as possible.
The seventh and final event of our Europe for Citizens project “Anti EU-rhetoric versus own national interests? National populism and its reception in Central Europe” took place at the Vienna House in Brussels.
Nationalist-populistic discourse is gaining momentum in many EU-member states, not least in the Central European region.