DGAP’s Morning Briefing on Geopolitical Challenges

The EU and the Far Right

14 September 2023
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Visual Morning Briefing 14.09.2023


Hans Kundnani, Associate Fellow, Europe Program, Chatham House

Nathalie Tocci, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Milan Nič, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Order and Governance in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, DGAP

Chair: Jan Stöckmann, Head of the Directors’ Office, DGAP

Every Thursday morning at 8:30, DGAP’s Research Institute brings together experts and high-level guests to discuss the latest developments in geopolitics. This week, we will look at right-wing politics in the EU. As the radical Right is increasingly mainstreamed, the center Right seems to be mimicking its rhetoric and policies, particularly around issues of identity, immigration, and Islam. Meanwhile, some leaders on the far Right – such as Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni – are slightly moderating their Euroscepticism, enabling them to cooperate with the center Right. Together, we will examine how these dynamics are changing the EU, especially with a view to the 2024 election of the European Parliament.