The Risk in Europe is Medium Term: Armin Laschet, The Canary in the Coal Mine, and European Populism

By John C. Hulsman

9 March 2021

In this paper we discuss:

  1. The latest news on the German political landscape;
  2. The implications for domestic politics of the election of Armin Laschet as leader of the CDU;
  3. The state of the populist threat in Germany, Italy and France;
  4. How Mario Draghi has sidelined the populist parties in Italy, for now;
  5. Why Marine Le Pen still represents a threat in France; and
  6. Why Laschet is, effectively, a canary in the coalmine.

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