The rise of populism around the world, including in Europe, is certainly not a new phenomenon. It has been a major preoccupation for many decades, but it has resurfaced with growing vigor after the 2007 financial crisis. It features increasingly at the top of the EU’s list of concerns because of some serious recent developments. There are (at least) five reasons why the populist challenge is more dangerous than ever before.
By Anthony Gardner
14 September 2018