Sozialdemokratische Ministerpräsidentin Mette Frederiksen
Sozialdemokratische Ministerpräsidentin Mette FrederiksenIMAGO / RITZAU SCANPIX
Denmark’s new centre-right “grand coalition” government is historic in its composition, and – in its brief existence – has already come down clearly on the side of the upper-class. It has used the insecurity generated by Russia’s war on Ukraine to push through tax cuts for the wealthy, attacks on pensions, and abolishing a national holiday, while failing to address the real problems facing Danish society. An unusual negotiation for an unusual government When Social Democratic Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen launched the election ...
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Image: European Parliament
Image: European Parliament

Fateful elections for Europe?

Andreas Thomsen
Country and election analyses for the 2019 European electionsThe 2019 European elections will take place in rather unsettling times for the European Union. With the fallout from the euro crisis far from over, the Union looks on anxiously as the next cycle of crisis approaches. Moreover, one consequence of the euro crisis is that it exacerbated a serious crisis of legitimacy for the system of representative democracy in the European Union and EU Member States. Extreme right-wing and right-wing populist forces are growing stronger everywhere. In many countries they ...
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