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Populisten in der Korona-Krise: Lars Rensmann interviewed for

30 March 2020 interviewed Prof. Lars Rensmann about populist politics in the corona crisis. These are difficult times for populist politicians, argues Rensmann. In this global crisis, European populations are looking to scientists and other experts for guidance and solutions, and it is becoming increasingly clear that a durable solution will have to come not from national politics, but international collaboration. This puts populists, with their skepticism towards experts and international projects such as the EU, in a difficult place. Rensmann suggests that this could still turn into a time of European solidarity. And it is also evident, he says, that a robust remedy to this global public health crisis and pandemic will have to be international, and most European citizens know that.

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Last modified:30 March 2020 4.53 p.m.

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