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April 17, 2024

GREEK POSITION UNCHANGED: FOURTH IN EUROPEAN AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM INDEX DESPITE SUPPORT DECLINE

Despite a notable 11-percentage-point decrease in support for populist and authoritarian parties in Greece from 2015 to 2023, the country still ranks fourth among 31 European nations in the Authoritarian Populism Index, with 44.3% electoral backing for such parties; left-wing populist and authoritarian parties lead in Greece with 31.5% support, while right-wing counterparts stand at 12.8%, reflecting a broader trend across Europe where one in three citizens supports such parties, with slight increases in northern European countries and slight declines in left-wing parties across the EU.
April 17, 2024

DESPITE DROP IN SUPPORT, GREECE HOLDS FIRM AT FOURTH IN EUROPEAN AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM INDEX

Despite a notable 11-percentage-point decrease in support for populist and authoritarian parties in Greece from 2015 to 2023, the country still ranks fourth among 31 European nations in the Authoritarian Populism Index, with 44.3% electoral backing for such parties; left-wing populist and authoritarian parties lead in Greece with 31.5% support, while right-wing counterparts stand at 12.8%, reflecting a broader trend across Europe where one in three citizens supports such parties, with slight increases in northern European countries and slight declines in left-wing parties across the EU.
April 17, 2024

GREECE REMAINS FOURTH IN EUROPEAN AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM INDEX DESPITE SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN SUPPORT

Despite a notable 11-percentage-point decrease in support for populist and authoritarian parties in Greece from 2015 to 2023, the country still ranks fourth among 31 European nations in the Authoritarian Populism Index, with 44.3% electoral backing for such parties; left-wing populist and authoritarian parties lead in Greece with 31.5% support, while right-wing counterparts stand at 12.8%, reflecting a broader trend across Europe where one in three citizens supports such parties, with slight increases in northern European countries and slight declines in left-wing parties across the EU.
April 17, 2024

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE IN EUROPE SUPPORT AUTHORITARIAN PARTIES, IN BULGARIA THE GROWTH IS MOST SIGNIFICANT

Bulgaria has seen a significant growth over the past decade in its support for authoritarian parties, reaching almost 1/5 of all votes in parliamentary elections in the middle of the last decade. In recent years, the rise of the Vazrazhdane party has brought another increase, with the share of populism in the country reaching 17% in 2023, news.bg according to the latest edition.
April 17, 2024

SPAIN AS THE ONLY EUROPEAN COUNTRY WITH A COMMUNIST PARTY IN GOVERNMENT

The article highlights a historical trend of increasing social acceptance of populist parties over the past two decades, particularly noting the rise of right-wing populism since the 1990s, with some fluctuations in left-wing populism's support, while also discussing specific party dynamics, such as Vox's trajectory in Spain and its ideological positioning according to Timbro's analysis.
April 8, 2024

POST-ELECTION OUTLOOK: TAX INCREASES LOOMING AMIDST BUDGET DEFICIT CONCERNS

The problem of the large budget deficit could bring tax increases after the elections, but also higher prices, said Christian Năsulea, professor of economics, Ștefana Todică's guest on iBani. What awaits us after the elections. "We will have a large number of tax increases next year, the votes will be in".
April 4, 2024

THE ABOLITION OF PHYSICAL MONEY: ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS GREATER EU BLOC CONTROL OVER ITS OWN CITIZENS

Eurosceptics argue that eliminating physical currency represents a move by the EU to exert more control over its citizens, perceiving it as a step towards centralizing power within the bloc. They fear such measures could erode individual autonomy and privacy, amplifying concerns about government overreach.
January 31, 2024

IEM’S PENSIONS REPORT FEATURED IN SUDINFO

According to a study by Nicolas Marques of IEM, the underdevelopment of retirement savings leads to an annual loss of €1,540 per worker and retiree in Belgium. This amounts to a total annual cost of €11 billion and significantly impacts future pensions.

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