Authoritarian shadows


Political Capital has done pioneering research in cooperation with National Endowment for Democracy on malign foreign influence and interference in the EP, with particular attention on Central Europe. PC and its research partners have been tracking the votes cast by MEPs, and their statements in parliamentary debates to map authoritarian influence in European institutions. Political Capital prepared a rating of MEPs based on their votes and formulated policy recommendations that could help European policy-makers, NGO-s, media, experts and academic institutions to raise awareness and counter malign forms of influence.

On the event, experts of Political Capital Institute introduce their study and then discuss patterns of authoritarian influence with MEPs in the European Union.



Date: 3 September, 2020 , 3:00pm-4:30pm

Venue: online event

Language: English without translation 


3:00-3:15        Welcome remarks, Introduction of the study – Péter Krekó, Patrik Szicherle, Political Capital Institute


3:15-4:15 Countering authoritarian influence in the European Union- political and institutional responses.

Viola von Cramon, MEP, Die Grünen, Germany, Greens

Anna Donáth– MEP, Momentum, Hungary, Renew Europe

Mikuláš Peksa – MEP, - Pirate Party, Czech Republic, Greens

Radosław Sikorski – MEP, Civic Platform, Poland, EPP

Michal Šimečka – MEP, Progressive Slovakia, Renew Europe


4:15-4:30 Authoritarian influence and Transatlantic cooperation - Christopher Walker, Vice President for Studies and Analysis at the National Endowment for Democracy (keynote commentator) 

Moderator: Péter Krekó, Political Capital Institute


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