The Euro-crisis, migration crisis and the Brexit have been catalysts for a vibrant debate on a democratic future of the EU. Politicians and academics have contributed to this debate defending blueprints for democratizing Europe.
We have followed 1,579 candidates and tracked their Twitter conversations in the two weeks before the Italian parliamentary elections. Also, we collected 400,000 citizens’ retweets and replies to candidates’ tweets.
EuVisions’ Director, Maurizio Ferrera, and Marc Lazar, professor at Sciences Po and LUISS University in Rome, met in Milan on the occasion of a meeting organised by the Foundation Corriere della Sera Milano, to discuss populism in Europe.
Politicians still tend to support consensual solutions to the problems of EU economy. However, a polarization is emerging across countries and, above all, across parties. Moreover, being supportive of some kind of burden sharing does not necessarily mean being ready to delegate the economic policies to the EU institutions.
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