Poland’s Parliamentary Elections and a Looming Hungarian Scenario
Poland’s Parliamentary Elections and a Looming Hungarian Scenario

by Sławomir Sierakowski | Poland, Elections

Thanks to economic growth, Poland’s ruling PiS party has introduced social programs that have further bolstered its popularity. Unlike in recent European elections, the opposition is not running as a unified bloc in parliamentary elections on October 13, 2019. If PiS again wins a majority, it will take steps to cement its system of illiberal democracy. As long as he maintains good relations with Donald Trump, PiS’s leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski does not seem wary of reactions from Brussels and Berlin.

Publications

  • Europe’s Geo-Economic Commission

    von Dr. Jana Puglierin, Niklas Helwig
    Berlin Policy Journal, 7 October 2019

    Europe’s Geo-Economic Commission

    With her commission set-up, Ursula von der Leyen is pushing aside traditional foreign policy in order to focus on an area where the EU has more power: economics.

  • Priorities for the EU’s New Foreign Policy Agenda up to 2024

    Unleashing the Potential of the Common Foreign and Security Policy

    von Dr. Jana Puglierin | European Union
    DGAPanalyse 5 (October 2019), 18 pp.

    Priorities for the EU’s New Foreign Policy Agenda up to 2024

    Taking practical steps toward a more effective Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) must become a top concern for the EU in its next political-institutional cycle. The fresh start in Brussels in terms of personnel and setup offers a window of opportunity to revise CFSP’s priorities, as well as its conceptual and institutional framework. This presupposes that member states are actually willing to subordinate their own national objectives to a common European goal and make the necessary compromises.

  • The Mainstreaming of Corruption

    von Sławomir Sierakowski
    Article on Project Syndicate, 27 September 2019

    Unethical behavior by populist parties across the West has forced traditional parties to abandon their own moral standards. And the evidence suggests that if mainstream politicians want to try to beat populists at their own corrupt game, their supporters will reward them for it.

Events

East and West in a Troubled Union: Moving forward after the European Parliament Election
09/05/2019 | 12:00 - 13:30 | DGAP | Elections
Category: Elections, European Union
European Election Outlook: What to expect from the big reshuffle of the European Parliament
Town Hall Debate
07/05/2019 | 09:00 - 10:30 | DGAP | Elections
Category: Elections, European Union
A new Big Three in the EU: The Franco-German tandem – and Spain?
Early Bird Breakfast
30/04/2019 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | Spain, Elections
Category: Elections, Spain
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