Democracy in Europe · La Vie en bleu

Macron could champion the French wing of the DiEM25 Coalition

Kerneuropa will finally have rallied behind teutonic economic management, for the small price of formalising the political oversight of these principles. What some seem to be painting as the next ‘Grand Bargain’ will in fact be the final capitulation to Berlin and Frankfurt’s brand of neoliberalism, and the end of any hope for Southern Europe escaping the economic crisis with its dignity.

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Elections · European Politics · La Vie en bleu

The Establishment vs. The Nationalists Round 2: Europe’s fate balances on a knife’s edge

There is a common thread in these votes, even if when we get into the details we find several differences. That is that there are strong forces across Europe pushing highly disruptive, anti-establishment messages and ideas.