War in Ukraine: Unity and Polarisations in Europe: Finland, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy, Czech Republic
On 15 June 2022, European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) released the results of a study that analysed public opinion in selected EU countries regarding the war in Ukraine. Country differences are profound.
Journalists and academics from five countries will explore the war’s impact on the political situation in their homelands: from newfound unity in Finland and Poland, to deepening polarisation in Bulgaria.
Will national politics impede a common European strategy towards Ukraine and Russia?
Laura Saarikoski, journalist, editor-in-chief at Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland
Piotr Buras, political analyst, and journalist. Head of ECFR’s Warsaw office and a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relation, Warsaw, Poland
Ruzha Smilova professor of contemporary political philosophy and history of political ideas at the Political Science Department of Sofia University. She is also a program director at the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria
Lorenzo Pregliasco, journalist, linguist, specialist in political communication and public opinion research. Co-founder of the pollster and political analysis firm Quorum/YouTrend and an adjunct professor at the School of Political Science of the University of Bologna.Turin, Italy
Martin Ehl, journalist and author. Chief analyst at the Prague daily Hospodářské Noviny and senior fellow, Visegrad Insight. Prague, Czech Republic
Concept and Moderation
Mirjana Tomić, fjum/Presseclub Concordia and Ivan Vejvoda, acting Rector of Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)