About: Jean-Michel de Waele

Jean-Michel de Waele: ‘The European project needs to be re-established’

“The European model is dead,” Jean-Michel de Waele told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. Our future model should be based on a core of six or seven countries that are capable of real political union.
Global Europe 24-11-2014

Jean-Michel de Waele: Orbán is more pro-Russian than the 1980 Hungarian communists

What Victor Orbán likes about Vladimir Putin is his model of state authoritarianism, his police state, and his grip on the media, Jean-Michel de Waele told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Languages & Culture 10-06-2010

Analyst: Best Belgian politicians work for EU

Belgium could have avoided early elections to be held on Sunday (13 June) if its experienced politicians had stayed in national politics, Jean-Michel de Waele, professor of political science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Central Europe 13-11-2009

De Waele: ‘Gorbachev’s role has been totally neglected’

The role of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has been completely overlooked in celebrations marking the fall of the Berlin Wall, said Jean-Michel de Waele, professor of political science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
EU Priorities 2020 01-08-2008

Scholar: Communism in Europe was ‘doomed’ after Prague Spring crackdown

The crackdown on the Prague Spring by the Warsaw Pact tanks on 21 August 1968 marked the beginning of the end for Soviet-type regimes, but the importance of this event is nowadays neglected. Jean-Michel De Waele, political science Professor at Brussels free university (ULB), reflects on those historic days in an interview with EURACTIV.