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Opinion  /  Published 19.06.19

Anti-immigrant autocrats are on the rise

We can start by reducing the anxieties of the working and middle classes through policies that bolster the social safety net, reduce inequality and help prepare and retrain workers for jobs in the inf...
By Robert Schertzer in

World  /  Published 18.08.19

Hungary's Iron Curtain fell but fence rose

Thirty years ago on Monday, Hungarian border guards for the first time allowed people from communist East Germany to cross freely into Austria and hundreds of them rejoiced. The Iron Curtain was passi...
By Reuters in

Opinion  /  Published 10.11.19

The future of liberal democracy in Europe

Imagine someone who had witnessed the liberation of Western Europe in 1945 returning in 1975, only to find the dictators coming back. That’s rather how it feels revisiting Central Europe 30 years af...
By Timothy Garton Ash in

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.19

Brexit: EU must respect democratic decision

Granted, Brexit is driving everyone mad. We Brits owe all our European friends a sincere apology, a bottle of whisky and complimentary tickets to a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of Hamlet. For...
By Timothy Garton Ash in

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.18

Eastern Europe's anti-immigrant hysteria

I first met Viktor Orbán, the not-quite-dictator of Hungary, in 1989 in Budapest — and the man who introduced us was none other than George Soros. Orbán was then a firebrand student leader, anti-C...
By Gwynne Dyer in

Opinion  /  Published 16.01.19

European Union: An idea whose time has gone

Last year ended with a sense that the certitudes of the past with which international relations have evolved over the past few decades are fast vanishing. One of the most ambitious projects in the glo...
By Harsh V. Pant in

Opinion  /  Published 21.06.19

Hungary is Europe's guilty secret

When European Union leaders gather in Brussels today, they will have a guilty secret: amongst them will sit the leader of a member state that is no longer a democracy. Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime...
By Timothy Garton Ash in


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