Our Rachel Warren analyzes in her latest blog the rise of populist tendencies in European politics.
The quest for national sovereignty is at the forefront of this debate. The sentiment that nations may be losing their identity has forged a path for the rise of populism.
As for Hungary and Poland, the issue seems to be more advanced and more radical. These nations are currently some of the largest beneficiaries in the EU. However, at their current state, they are acting like the problem child of the EU family.
In an effort to preserve the integrity of the European Union, measures must be taken against these harmful populist regimes. The disregard for liberal democracy, human principles, and the protection of human rights threatens the validity of the Union in Europe and internationally.
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