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Dr. Rumena Filipova Interviewed by Libération on the Far Right after the Elections in Europe

French daily newspaper Libération reviews far-right parties in Europe and the emerging distinction between “more” and “less” acceptable representatives of that political spectrum. IGA’s chairperson commented on Bulgaria’s Revival pro-Russian and anti-Western positions as well as the appearance of political competitors in the nationalist field, which speaks to the fragmentation of the far right in …

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Radio Free Europe Interviews Dr. Rumena Filipova on the Rise of the Far Right in Bulgaria

The continued ascendancy of the far right in Bulgaria is discussed on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty with the commentary of IGA’s chairperson. In focus is how the far right capitalizes on the historically distorted pro-Russian sentiments in the country; the normalization of extremist discourse beyond social media and why young people are increasingly harboring anti-democratic …

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The Guardian Features IGA’s Research on Youth Attitudes

In an interview for the Guardian, Dr. Rumena Filipova commented on the growing trend among young people across CEE towards less democratic views and highlighted reform of the educational systems and political leadership as antidotes. The article reviews the declining voting enthusiasm among young people ahead of the EU elections, issues of educational shortfalls and …

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Kick-off Meeting in Bologna Marked the Beginning of RESPOND Project

The RESPOND project “Rescuing Democracy from Political Corruption in Digital Societies” was officially launched at a kick-off meeting in Bologna, Italy, 22-24 May 2024. The initiative is funded by the Horizon Europe programme of the European Commission and aims to combat corruption and undue influence undermining democracies. Starting in May 2024, this five-year project, coordinated …

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Danish Newspaper Weekendavisen Interviews Dr. Rumena Filipova on Youth Attitudes

Danish weekly newspaper Weekendavisen featured IGA’s research on youth attitudes discussing why young people are increasingly turning to the far-right across Europe and how extremist parties have harnessed social media, particularly TikTok, to reach out to youth. Further in focus is the sense of political and economic disillusionment on the part of younger generations as …

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Military TV Channel Interviews Dr. Rumena Filipova on Recent Bulgarian Public Opinion Trends

In an interview for the Military TV Channel, IGA’s founder commented on the positive changes in Bulgarian public opinion (according to the latest research conducted in partnership with GLOBSEC) in relation to attitudes to NATO, the US, media freedom. Further topics of analysis included the motivations of the Bulgarians to vote in the European Parliament …

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Bloomberg TV Bulgaria Interviews Dr. Rumena Filipova on US/Europe-China Relations

In an interview for Bloomberg TV Bulgaria, IGA’s chairperson discussed US/Europe-China relations following the announcement of tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles. Specific attention was directed to the similarities between the positions of the US and European Commission in the midst of intra-member state differences displayed by France, Hungary and Serbia. Also in focus was the …

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Radio FOCUS Interviews Dr. Rumena Filipova on the Key Trends in Public Opinion in Bulgaria

In an interview for Radio FOCUS, Dr. Rumena Filipova presented the main continuities and shifts in Bulgarian public opinion in 2024, including increasing support for NATO and support for the US as a key strategic partner for Bulgaria as well as improved ratings of media freedom. The interview also highlighted youth views, which remain similar …

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