Rising nationalism and the EU’s split with the East

  • What’s wrong with the EU?

Poland and Hungary, who only joined the bloc 13 years ago, are increasingly turning to nationalism.

  • Volker Wagener
  • DW examines a phenomenon that has been smoldering for some time

Once upon a time, the European Union was a desirable destination for former Eastern Bloc countries.

Twenty-five years ago, to be exact.

Venek 1aToday, the European alliance faces major difficulties with some of its most recent additions — and vice versa.

Poland and Hungary enjoy the EU as a money machine, but reject any kind of centralism emanating from Brussels.

They also view…

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