The main representatives of nationalist populism internationally prove to be the most inadequate in managing crises in their country, and this is no accident, writes ELIAMEP Director General George Pagoulatos in his article in the newspaper Kathimerini. Pagoulatos points out that globalization has brought a lot of good to our lives but also a number of dangers that we can only deal with in close cooperation at a global level and only if we avoid blaming each other for what is happening to us – Is China or Europe to blame. As George Pagoulatos writes, global flows have always carried risks, but this should not lead us to the isolation and introversion desired by nationalist and populist leaders. In times of great crises, Pagoulatos points out, the citizen turns to the state for protection, but only the international coordination of global institutions with sovereign states can create a real
shield that will protect even the weakest.
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