In the wake of the 30 September Austrian general election, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) experienced a sharp decline in votes. Lenka Dražanová, Research Associate at the Migration Policy Centre’s Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM), offers her analysis of why the FPÖ lost out.
In an analysis of survey data from YouGov 2018, political scientist Philipp Genschel argues that voters are neither intrinsically nor intransigently nationalistic, and could be led towards supporting pro-solidarity policy.
EUI Professor George Papaconstantinou, author of Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis, analyses the recent parliamentary elections in Greece. The results, he argues, offer broader lessons on populism and for the European project.
Welfare state expert Anton Hemerijck argues that domestic spending on human capital initiatives such as training and lifelong education should be exempt from the fiscal rules of Europe’s Stability and Growth Pact.
Political scientists Ellen Immergut and Andra Roescu argue that the emphasis in the last European elections on big issues such as terrorism, the environment and immigration drew attention away from what is salient for most voters: a social Europe
Recent EUI graduate and political scientist Tobias Tesche argues that non-partisan fiscal councils provide greater transparency on fiscal policy, strengthen EMU governance and reign in populist tendencies.