Ricardo Nuno Costa
22.06.2024 Ricardo Nuno Costa

With a discourse against immigration and war, the AfD is the big winner of the European elections in Germany, but this could turn against itself.

19.06.2024 Ricardo Nuno Costa

The elections on 9 June show us a new political landscape, with two anti-war formations making up almost half of the electorate in Eastern Germany…

14.06.2024 Ricardo Nuno Costa

Because the European Parliament (EP) doesn’t make the laws that are applied in people’s daily lives, but merely makes recommendations that countries may or may not adopt, European elections don’t have the same significance as national ones. The EP elections serve above all as a barometer of political trends in each Member State. That’s why turnout is generally much lower than in national elections…

06.06.2024 Ricardo Nuno Costa

Shouldn’t this sad episode be a wake-up call for Europeans to stop importing causes and flags that aren’t ours? Officially, the Bundeswehr was in Afghanistan because “our security is also defended at the Hindu Kush”, as Defence Minister Peter Struck (SPD) justified Germany’s twenty-year military intervention in the Central Asian country in 2002…

 

30.05.2024 Ricardo Nuno Costa

Last weekend, a major event organized by the Spanish far-right party Vox took place in Madrid. The “Viva Europa 2024” convention aimed to bring together “the living forces of Europe in a historic event” just a few weeks before the European Parliament elections…