When we talk about illiberal democracy or populism in our European context we use the word ‘the rise’ – the rise of illiberal democracy, the rise of populism – but it is an outdated narrative. Currently, we are dealing with normalization of illiberal democracy.
Bad leaders beget even worse successors. That is why it is important to safeguard democratic values from bad leaders in the first place.
In this episode, Leszek Jażdżewski talks with Professor Wojciech Sadurski about democracy, populisms, and their different faces in light of the current crises.
In this episode, we talk about the Western Balkans in the context of the EU enlargement, the current situation in respective potential candidates, opportunities and threats resulting from premature entry into the EU, and the prospects for further European integration.
In this episode, Leszek Jażdżewski talks with Gerald Knaus about the enlargement policy of the European Union, new potential EU members, the “New Cold War”, and the future of the European project.
In this episode, we talk about business in light of the war in Ukraine, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Conference on the Future of Europe, and lobbying.
The world we live in is permanently changing, whether it is due to the recent pandemic, Russian war in Ukraine, climate change, or changing political environment regarding rule of law in various countries.
In this episode, we talk about the Catholic Church and the Pope in the context of the socio-political situation in Italy and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
As far as power goes, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán cannot complain. His party, Fidesz recently won its 4th consecutive elections, with a supermajority no less.