The EU can inflict murderous financial punishment on states who don’t implement rulings of the European Court of Justice. This instrument has never been used to really hurt a member state – but legally, it can. Poland may soon become the first country to feel the pain. The political consequences could be disastrous for all concerned, including the EU itself.
Populism has become a dirty word in politics, although in its original meaning it should be an elementary democratic virtue. What the People (“populus”) want, expect, express, should be part of the political discussion in any democracy.
In this episode of the Diplomaci podcast, our expert, Calum Nicholson will tell us about his trip to Iraqi Kurdistan to discover the damaged fate of the persecuted Christian communities and what role the Danube Institute and Hungary Helps can play to help Christians in Europe and beyond.