TEPSA Brief: “A cordon populiste from the Baltic to the Adriatic Sea: is a new populist alliance emerging in the EU?”, Petr Kratochvíl

TEPSA is happy to present its new policy brief A cordon populiste from the Baltic to the Adriatic Sea: is a new populist alliance emerging in the EU?, written by  Petr Kratochvíl (Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations, Prague, Associate Fellow at the Instituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, and member of the TEPSA Board).

Petr Kratochvíl observes that much attention has been recently dedicated to the “populist alliance” stretching from Poland via Hungary and Austria to Italy, with Viktor Orbán and Matteo Salvini styling themselves as the leaders of the anti-establishment Europe. But while these countries do cooperate more closely, he argues in this TEPSA Brief, a comprehensive alliance remains unlikely as disagreements among them persist in virtually all policy areas. Nonetheless, ignoring the appeal of their political discourse among the voters would be foolish as their ascendancy highlights real problems which the EU will have to take seriously.

Read the full paper here