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Louis Wierenga: If the League and Italy Brothers will rule together, then Italy will form the most severe right-wing radical government since Mussolini's time

Conte announced his resignation on Tuesday, officially bringing an end to Western Europe's first post-war populist government. Louis Wierenga, a Junior Research Fellow of the University of Tartu and an expert on far-right populist parties, spoke about the potential consequences, the analytical value of this crisis and about the restructuring of the political landscape.

Sean Hanley: 1989 is used and misused across the political spectrum

The demonstration against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is the largest protest since the fall of communism in 1989. We found the ideal person to talk about it. Sean Hanley is Senior Lecturer at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London. He is a political scientist specialising in the politics of Central and Eastern Europe, democracy and parties in the Czech Republic, anti-establishment parties and movements. Why is the protest constructed around the symbols of 1989? Why is corruption such a sensitive issue in CEE? How can anti-establishment parties may make democracy role less functional today than it has been in the past?