Far-right parties across the Old Continent think of Europe as a nativist identity, rather than a political peace project.
The members of VOLT are 36 years old on average and 70% of them did never subscribe to any political party. At the same time, they are flying high as they promise to “radically change the way politics is done and European institutions” through the first-ever pan-European party in history. As of now, VOLT is establishing political parties in all main EU Member States.
Socio-political tendencies and education both affect whether European citizens choose to show solidarity for refugees.
On August 28 Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán flew to Milan to meet Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. We followed the public discussion on Twitter related to the meeting, collecting and analyzing messages, retweets and comments. Twitter users’ reaction can be described within the framework of the so-called “horizontal” Europeanization of national public spheres. The concept depicts the increasing integration of the public debates between the EU countries, arising from a shared sense of belonging to the EU.
Do Europeans prefer that their governments or that EU institutions deal with non-European immigration fluxes? It all depends on the country…
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