EU enlargement and the distant roots of the Brexit

by Livia Ortensi The summer 2016 was marked by a major event with migrations at its very centre: the Brexit referendum sanctioned the will of a people to leave the Union. To take on Livi Bacci’s words (2016), demography has played a significant role in determining the outcome of...

France: a further step back for populism in Europe?

France: a further step back for populism in Europe?   “It is not certain that everything is uncertain.” Blaise Pascal, Les Pensées, 1669 08 May 2017 Opinion polls got it right. After months of campaign, M. Macron becomes the President of the French Republic for the five...

Austrian election: the world of today without Hofer

The present news brief is published in the framework of Fondazione ISMU’s strategic line of research Immigration and the future of Europe by Pierre Georges Van Wolleghem “Our fathers were comfortably saturated with confidence in the unfailing and binding power of tolerance and...