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Can European values be bought with EU funds?
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As the European Commission proposes cutting funding for countries deemed not to have respected the rule of law, The Red House looks at the relationship between EU funds, the European integration process and the promotion of European values. Should EU funding be allocated on a carrot & stick basis or is this counterproductive?
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Should we be afraid of populism? A conversation with Peter Volgin
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The Red House hosts well-known Bulgarian moderator and writer, Peter Volgin, in a discussion of his personal political trajectory. What is behind Peter's increasing critique of the "liberal status quo" & do we have more cause to welcome populism than we perhaps commonly perceive?
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What is Europe to us and what are we to Europe?
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How does Serbia see the EU and what is the domestic perception of how Serbia is seen by the EU? The CzKD invited speakers from a variety of disciplines to assess EU-Serbia relations and to look at how the communication of this relationship affects public thinking.
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European values: a threat to the Union?
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As the EU considers taking action against Poland for its government's interference in the judiciary, deBuren asks what future the Union has as a community of values. Is enforcement of common values a neccessity or a counterproductive approach which itself harms the Union?
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People’s populism versus democracy of the elites?
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Frank Furedi and Ivan Krastev speak in a Red House debate which asks whether populism can be considered to be a sign of radical democratic renewal, an indication of under pressure elites' mistrust in their populaces or as a description of a wide-range of approaches to politics which adopt simplistic false dualities.
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Dissidents today – from anti-communism to anti-liberalism?
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Nikolay Mihaylov talks to The Red House about the boundaries of public discussion, looking at whether liberalism itself innately restricts our ability to discuss our concerns and the conditions we need to guarantee an environment within which democratic alternatives can be widely discussed.
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The end of a post-revolutionary utopia. A Central European view
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Pavel Barša speaks at The Red House on the post-communist transition in Central Europe and why the end of totalitarian regimes in the region has coincided with a rise in support for illiberal and populist politics on both sides of the former Iron Curtain.
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Revolutions and the avant-garde: visual footnotes of the great and the damned October Revolution
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How do revolutions change art and how does the imagery of a revolution shape its legacy? Iara Boubnova speaks to The Red House about the aesthetic of revolution and its impact upon our perceptions of politics and the past.
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Does anti-European rhetoric offer alternatives to European democracy?
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Post-Brexit Europe continues to find itself threatened by a return to nationalist sentiment. This debate looks at anti-European rhetoric and asks both how it can be countered and whether it in fact offers any alternatives to European democracy.
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The limits of European solidarity: has Europe forgotten Ukraine and Greece?
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In the wake of the Paris attacks and the migrant crisis, The Red House asks where the limits of European solidarity lie. Do we lack solidarity or are we overwhelmed by conflicting solidarities? And, now that we've moved on to the next crises, are we really still interested in the fates of Ukraine and Greece?
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Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?
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How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As we see a new wave of populism feed on and promote fears of migration, then grow large on the backs of the distrust it has sewn, The Red House looks to untangle the many woven threads linking populism, migration and institutional mistrust. Watch the video highlights!
25 years after 1989: what has happened to trust in institutions?
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In the third of its cycle of 25th anniversary debates, The Red House looks at the distrust of institutions and figures of authority that is becoming imbedded in Bulgarian society. Looking at how the situation has developed, The Red House finds itself asking how the process of transition has destroyed trust and if it's still possible to achieve change in its absence?
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