23 September 2021
"while some young people channel their frustrations into activism, many more fall into segments that a study by More in Common calls “The Disillusioned” and “The Detached” — nearly half of voters under 30 expressed disappointment with democratic institutions that the NGO says could strain German democracy."
19 September 2021
"Unlike in election years in the past, we've seen climate as a core issue right from the start -- given people's insistence on climate action in the polls, all major parties have made it a main element of their rhetoric," said Jérémie Gagné, a senior associate at the research group More in Common.
18 August 2021
"Polish political elites have developed powerful and at the same time extremely divisive narratives, but neither Polish society nor political leaders have developed effective “reconciliation mechanisms” to overcome comparatively minor rifts and keep the society together. In the long run it will be necessary to ensure that the political community is rebuilt. Otherwise Poland will time and again become the prey of one tribe or another".
28 July 2021
"The biggest problem is not the divide, which does not functionally exist, but the way in which people feel shut out of the debate, for their inability – their lack of desire – to scream at each other on social media...The wise (responsible) politician will dig in with truth and those unbearable and unfashionable things: nuance and compassion. It’s where the country is. So where are they?"
27 July 2021
When it comes to cultural tensions do you think politicians resolve issues or seek to enflame them?
"Both politicians and campaigners are turning what should be discussions about these sensitive issues...into rows"