El Pais: Poland, Hungary s against European budgets
26 November 2020
Prime Ministers Morawiecki and Orbán close ranks on their respective countries' veto of Community funds, but show possible avenues of exit to unlock the money. "The government's position does not reflect the whole of Hungary," analyst Gabor Scheiring says by phone. He warns: "In the short term, Orbán may not need an injection of money like Spain or Italy, because the Hungarian economy is in better health, but in the long run the picture can be complicated."
Emerging-Europe: Authoritarian governments: How much do investors care?
19 October 2020
One of the most common misconceptions regarding authoritarian regimes is the widespread belief that they are opposed by business. The notion that authoritarian leaders are anti-business populists against economic liberalisation and globalisation is, indeed, very far from reality. In contrast, a thorough analysis of authoritarian policies reveals that transnational corporations and business leaders at times become strongholds of the electoral base supporting such leaders.
Read the analysis here.
Bocconi Knowledge: Life Experience, Science and Passion: Europe Funds New Research on Health and Populism
27 April 2020
Gabor Scheiring has been an activist, a member of the Hungarian Parliament and the shadow minister of finance before completing his PhD at Cambridge. Now a postdoc researcher at Bocconi, he has obtained a Marie Curie fellowship to study the relation between economic change, public health and populism.
The decimation of indigenous industry in central and eastern Europe has created a low-wage hinterland on the fringes of the highly developed core, writes Carl Rowlands. If the societies of central-eastern Europe are indeed in transition, it is very unclear what the destination will be.