Was Merkel Right to Compromise With the Populists?

Written by Ivan Krastev 16 December 2020

“For Ms. Merkel’s liberal critics, her compromise with the Hungarian and Polish leaders is emblematic of everything that is problematic with the European Union: a lack of vision, a focus on survival and a brutal realism. It amounts to betraying pro-European forces in Poland and Hungary” (Ivan Krastev, 2020).

Publisher: NYT

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Categories: Authoritarianism, Tools of Democracy