The Heat: Populism in Europe

The Heat

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is the latest political leader to resign after voters rejected his constitutional reforms in this month’s elections.

The referendum on Italy’s constitution and the presidential election in Austria are examples of the strength of anti-establishment sentiment across Europe. Voters in Austria ultimately rejected the far-right party candidate who championed against immigration and free trade. But populist parties are staging campaigns in France, Germany and the Netherlands for next year’s elections.

To understand the growth and popularity of populist parties in Europe, CCTV’s Mariam Zaidi reports from Brussels.

Follow Mariam Zaidi on Twitter @zaidi_mariam

Tonight’s panel takes a look at the rise and state of populism in Europe:

  • Paola Subacchi, research director of International Economics with Chatham House
  • Ansgar Graw, senior political correspondent with the German newspapers “Die Welt” and “Welt am Sonntag”
  • Reinhard Heinisch, professor of Austrian Politics and head of the political science department at the University of Salzburg
  • Dominic Thomas, chair of French and Francophone studies at the University of California, Los Angeles

The Heat: Populism in Europe PT 1

Energized by Great Britain’s exit from the European Union and Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential race, populist movements are sweeping Europe. To understand the growth and popularity of populist parties in Europe, CCTV's Mariam Zaidi reports from Brussels. Tonight's panel takes a look at the rise and state of populism in Europe with Paola Subacchi, research director of International Economics with Chatham House; Ansgar Graw, senior political correspondent with the German newspapers "Die Welt" and "Welt am Sonntag"; Reinhard Heinisch, professor of Austrian Politics and head of the political science department at the University of Salzburg and Dominic Thomas, chair of French and Francophone studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Heat: Populism in Europe PT 2

Tonight's panel takes a look at the rise and state of populism in Europe with Paola Subacchi, research director of International Economics with Chatham House; Ansgar Graw, senior political correspondent with the German newspapers "Die Welt" and "Welt am Sonntag"; Reinhard Heinisch, professor of Austrian Politics and head of the political science department at the University of Salzburg and Dominic Thomas, chair of French and Francophone studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

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