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9th Dec 2022

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Ultraconservatives in Putin's shadow

  • The US hard-right Conservative Political Action Conference is being held for the first time in Europe (Photo: Helena Malikova)

Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine has threatened to be a public relations disaster for hard-right gatherings like the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Previous editions featured Putin supporters — and a CPAC meeting getting underway in Budapest will feature Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, who remains on highly cordial terms with the Kremlin.

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So what playbook can participants at CPAC — which is being held for the first time in Europe — use to put a cordon sanitaire between them and Putin? A similar conference of National Conservatives, who met in Brussels in March, offers clues.

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EU Scream is the progressive politics podcast from Brussels. Produced by James Kanter with graphics by Helena Malikova and music by Lara Natale.

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