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703, 2019

Contrasting Euroscepticisms in Croatia and Serbia

By: Vassilis Petsinis

The emergence of Euroscepticism provides a common denominator between Croatia and Serbia. In Croatia, Euroscepticism revolves around economic anxieties, ‘new’ identity politics (mainly gender-related issues) and opposition to the legal provisions on minority rights. In Serbia, ‘Euroscepticism outside of the EU’ predominantly consists in geopolitical considerations, namely the desire to preserve the country’s ‘neutrality’ between east and west.

2802, 2019

Cotonou 2020 – What the European Union can learn from Chinese trade and investment relations with Africa

By: Jasmin Baier

The Cotonou-Agreement between the EU and ACP-countries expires in February 2020. Until now, Africa in particular has not benefitted significantly from globalization and international trade, yet with its growing young population and untapped economic potential, it seems likely that the continent will occupy a major position in the future global economy. Recently a new, dominant player has been influencing this field.

3101, 2019

How to challenge the Tribalist Zeitgeist?

By: Péter Krekó, Attila Juhász, Csaba Molnár

The Political Capital Policy Research and Consulting Institute, located in Budapest, started a research project two years ago on populist attitudes in Hungary and Poland. The researchers examined why the term “populism” should be ignored in order to explain the phenomena that we are facing today, and the term “tribalism” describes this phenomenon in a more accurate form. In this policy brief the authors summarize the most important results of their project and give policy recommendations what can be done against tribalism.