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Krzysztof Rybiński

About Krzysztof Rybiński

Professor Krzysztof Rybiński is Rector of the New Economic University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and a former Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Poland. He was chief economist and managing director of commercial banks, a member of the EU Economic and Financial Committee and a member of the Polish Financial Services Authority. He also served as a World Bank alternate governor for Poland and was a partner in Ernst & Young Poland. He has been an economic advisor to several Polish governments and a co-author of the country’s higher education strategy, e-government strategy and intellectual capital strategy. Twitter: @KR_PL

Are the presidential elections in Poland a sign that a new EU is emerging?

The European Union has witnessed a dramatic political shift in the last few years. The 2013 elections in Italy were won by an anti-establishment party formed by a comedian. In Spain, a new party, formed by anti-establishment professors is leading in the polls. In France, a nationalistic and anti-establishment party enjoys massive popularity. In Greece, nationalists and populists won the elections in January 2015. Anti-European rhetoric helped Conservatives win the most recent elections in the United Kingdom. At the same time, Scottish nationalists scored a massive victory. Now the UK will run a referendum whether it should leave the European Union. There are similar numerous examples in Hungary, Finland, Germany and other European countries.

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