October 18, 2017

Olaf Scholz and Kai Diekmann on Populism

Why is populism spreading across the societies of Europe, the United States and Japan? To start off the opening debate of United Europe’s Young professional Seminar on “The Populist Challenge” from 6 to 8 October in Hamburg, Olaf Scholz pointed to countries like Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands or Germany that have few welfare, economic or wealth problems. Yet many middle-class household were seeing their income stagnating. According to a study by the consulting company McKinsey, this is fuelling populism. “There … – More

October 17, 2017 - News from United Europe

Bianca Achatz: What Populists Leaders Have in Common

The Young Professionals Seminar in October 2017 in Hamburg focussed on “The Populist Challenge“ in Europe, and I was fortunate to discuss this important topic with so many engaged and enthusiastic follow Europeans. The focus for my contribution to this seminar was to analyse contemporary populists and their common traits. The first thing to do …

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October 20, 2017 - Young European Voices

Ayaan Güls About the European Dream

Is there a European identity? The European Union consists of 28 countries and over 500 million people speaking official 24 languages. If we include non-EU countries, there are about 750 million people living in 47 countries in Europe. An important prerequisite for Europeans to grow closer together is a stronger identification with Europe and the …

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