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Latest Episode1/12/2022

Healing the Economy: The European Silk Road - cooperation and recovery in CEE

Season 1, Ep. 26
Healing the Economy: The European Silk Road - cooperation and recovery in CEE"We need a new narrative and (...) a big common European mission, like the European Silk Road could be one of those narratives which could bring us together."In 2018, a study by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) proposed the European Silk Road as a response to China’s New Silk Road.Aiming to connect Europe’s eastern and western industrial centers the European Silk Road would generate growth and employment. This important booster for the Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European Region could increase GDP on average by 3.5% and bring better and greener transport infrastructure.Together with Mario Holzner - Executive Director of the wiiw and Co-author of the study - Sebastian Schäffer is discussing the cooperative perspectives and goals of the European Silk Road.Artwork recommended by the guest: The Silk Road Symphony Orchestra (the musical background of The Conference of the Birds on the Silk Road Cultural Belt.)Read Mario Holzner’s research report here and find more about the European Silk Road here.CEE - Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, powered by Erste Group.Guest: Mario Holzner, Executive Director at wiiw (Wiener Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche)Host: Sebastian Schäffer, Managing Director IDMProduction and editing: Emma Hontebeyrie, Research Associate IDM
1/12/2022

Healing the Economy: The European Silk Road - cooperation and recovery in CEE

Season 1, Ep. 26
Healing the Economy: The European Silk Road - cooperation and recovery in CEE"We need a new narrative and (...) a big common European mission, like the European Silk Road could be one of those narratives which could bring us together."In 2018, a study by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) proposed the European Silk Road as a response to China’s New Silk Road.Aiming to connect Europe’s eastern and western industrial centers the European Silk Road would generate growth and employment. This important booster for the Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European Region could increase GDP on average by 3.5% and bring better and greener transport infrastructure.Together with Mario Holzner - Executive Director of the wiiw and Co-author of the study - Sebastian Schäffer is discussing the cooperative perspectives and goals of the European Silk Road.Artwork recommended by the guest: The Silk Road Symphony Orchestra (the musical background of The Conference of the Birds on the Silk Road Cultural Belt.)Read Mario Holzner’s research report here and find more about the European Silk Road here.CEE - Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, powered by Erste Group.Guest: Mario Holzner, Executive Director at wiiw (Wiener Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche)Host: Sebastian Schäffer, Managing Director IDMProduction and editing: Emma Hontebeyrie, Research Associate IDM
11/17/2021

Democratic Emergency - Autocratic side effects of the pandemic

Season 1, Ep. 23
“The time during the pandemic has really been melting and has become relative. However, we should not let the rule of law and our democratic standards suffer the same fate.”The Covid-19 pandemic has been a significant weakening not only of the human health, but also of democratic processes and the functioning of state institutions. State of emergencies have been misused in certain countries to make changes, the nature of which is in conflict with the upholding of the rule of law and the functioning of check and balances in a democratic environment. How is it possible to reverse these developments of cumulation of power and the creation of structural non-pluralism?Focusing on the example of Hungary the episode describes how the Hungarian government used the pretext of health threat to implement its ideology-based policy of the ruling party Fidesz.Daniel Martínek discusses with Zsuzsanna Végh the autocratic side effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and how to cure them.Zsuzsanna Végh is Research Fellow at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and Associate Researcher at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) focusing on, amongst others, Hungarian EU and foreign policy as well as on democratization and regional cooperation in Central Europe.Artwork recommended by the guest: The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dalí, 1931.CEE – Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, powered by Erste Group.Host: Daniel Martínek, Research Associate at the IDMProduction and editing: Emma Hontebeyrie