Dilemma of Simultaneity – European Security and Integration

Dilemma of Simultaneity – European Security and Integration 

28 April, 10:00 CEST / 11:00 EEST

in the framework of the event series  

“70 Years of the IDM – Locating the Future” 

More than a year has passed since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. While Ukraine is bravely defending itself against Russian aggression, the country must at the same time initiate reforms and economic and political transformations in order to go through the EU integration process. What is the potential of regional cooperation and macro regional strategies like the EUSDR to support Ukraine’s EU integration? And how can we keep up solidarity and foster an understanding of the broader European public for Ukraine? 

With these questions in mind and in the framework of our “70 years of IDM”-activities, the Institute of the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) is happy to partner up with the Ukrainian Institue for International Politics (UIIP) to host a hybrid event in Kyiv. It has become clear that we cannot talk about the future of the Danube region without securing the future of Ukraine first. Under the general topic of “Locating the future”, we will therefore also discuss the future security architecture in Europe and the role of Ukraine.  



10:00 CEST/11:00 EEST 

Panel Discussion Dilemma of Simultaneity – European Security and Integration

Nadija Afansieva, Director, Ukrainian Institute for International Politics  

Andrii NadzhosDeputy Director, EU and NATO Department, MFA of Ukraine

Sebastian Schäffer, Managing Director, IDM 

 Mykhailo Omelchenko, Project Assistant, Ukrainian Institute for International Politics 

Sebastian Schäffer (IDM) für Phoenix Television/ HongKong

Phoenix Television, ein Fernsehsender mit Hauptsitz in Hong Kong, sprach mit Sebastian Schäffer (IDM) über die gegenseitige Ausweisung von russischen bzw. deutsche. Diplomat*innen sowie die Einflussnahme des Kremls auf die Zivilgesellschaft in Deutschland. Ausschnitte des Interviews wurden in zwei Beiträgen veröffentlicht, die Passagen sind auf Deutsch abrufbar: 

Russland-Spezialist: Russland hat versucht, die deutsche Unterstützung für die Ukraine zu beeinflussen

Russland weist Diplomaten als Vergeltung für die sich verschlechternden Grenzbeziehungen Deutschlands aus

IDM Short Insights 24: Will the upcoming elections change the Visegrad Group?

Two out of four Visegrad countries (V4) will hold parliamentary elections later this year. How may the elections in autumn change the power balance in the V4 and its standing in EU? How does the recent decision of Poland and Hungary to ban grain imports from Ukraine fit into our scenario building? Regardless of what scenario proves to be true, we should not expect that the format will cease to exist. Even though is true that it will operate in survival mode until all V4 countries are governed by parties sharing a common ideological line.

Two out of four Visegrad countries – also called the V4 – will hold parliamentary elections later this year. The snap elections in Slovakia are scheduled for 30 September 2023, and the parliamentary election in Poland will happen sometime between 15 October and 5 November 2023 

The outcomes of these elections can potentially shift the dynamics of cooperation within the grouping, the balance of power among partners, and the group’s standing in Europe. It is important to watch them as, although formerly dynamic, V4 cooperation has nowadays plunged to new lows. The V4 is now divided on at least two issues. 

The first one is Russia’s aggression against Ukraine that led to a severing of ties between V4 countries. It is difficult to grasp how a relatively big country like Hungary bordering Ukraine could refuse to contribute its fair share to restoring peace in Europe, especially as others have assumed considerable risk in doing so. Likewise, how can Budapest flirt with China and even side with Russia on some matters?  

The second issue is related to the state of democracy and in particular upholding the rule of law in Poland and Hungary. If not expressed explicitly, the Czech Republic and Slovakia are concerned about political developments in Warsaw and Budapest. What is more, they are losing patience with paying a price for a damage done by the Polish-Hungarian tandem on the V4’s reputation in Brussels.   

Three scenarios for the future of V4 relations 

Depending on which party coalitions will be governing in Warsaw and Bratislava, at least three scenarios are possible: 

First, Hungary becomes even more isolated in the group. This could happen if the current opposition led by the Civic Platform wins the elections in Poland, and Slovakia selects a government similar to the one it has now. In this format, three out of four V4 partners will maintain unity on Russia policy, and will maintain a pro-Atlantic and pro-European course, paying more respect to democracy and rule of law at home. This scenario is not likely. 

Second, the V4 is divided into two camps: the Czechs and the Slovaks on one side, and the Poles and the Hungarians on the other side. This would mean that the national interests from before the war in Ukraine are restored. For this to happen, the elections both in Poland and Slovakia would have to bring no changes in the political scene, and Hungary would have to make a U-turn on its Russia policy. This scenario is also not very likely. 

Third, and the most likely scenario is that Prague gets isolated. This will happen when the current government of the united right led by the Law and Justice (PiS) wins the elections in Poland, and the Eurosceptic SMER-SD party of former Prime Minister Robert Fico forms the government, as the current polls seem to suggest. In this case, the Czech Republic will seal Prague’s pro-Western shift, strengthen its position in the EU, and keep implementing a foreign policy based on Vaclav Havel’s values, accentuating respect for human rights and civil society. The currently isolated Hungary would in this case receive support from Slovakia. It is not clear how the Polish-Hungarian relations would develop given their difference on Russia. However, any policy alignment is possible given the recent Polish-Hungarian unity in banning grains import from Ukraine.  

Regardless of what scenario proves to be true, we should not expect that the format will cease to exist. In the three decades of the Visegrad group’s existence it has produced multidimensional cross-border ties and enhanced people to people contacts. It is true that it will operate in survival mode until all V4 countries are governed by parties sharing a common ideological line. But their relations and common history are too deep and too close to be easily given up on. 

This might be of inerest to you:  

Martinek, K. Brudzinska, In the Eye of the Storm: Political Turmoil in Slovakia, IDM Blog, 19 December 2022

Apaydin, Ukrainian-Hungarian relations are complicated, and not only because of the war. IDM Blog, 3 March 2023

Brudzinska for Judy Asks: Is Hungary a Reliable EU and NATO Member?, Strategic Europe Blog of Carnegie Europe, 30 March 2023

Malwina Talik: President Macron is only one of European leaders and his sentiment is not shared across the EU

“The EU is not on the same page regarding its approach towards the US. Some countries like Poland or the Baltic states are proponents of the very close Euro-Atlantic alliance. With his statement Macron represents the position of some EU politicians but not of the EU as whole.”

commented Malwina Talik  on Macron’s remarks that Europe must reduce its dependency on the United States and avoid getting dragged into a confrontation between China and the US over Taiwan.

Read the whole interview for the Eurasia Diary here.

Sebastian Schäffer: It is against the interest of the Kremlin

“We have heard the justification for the actions of the Kremlin from the very beginning. For me it remains the typical approach to blame everyone else and resort to playing the role of the victim”

commented Sebastian Schäffer on the accusation of the Kremlin that the West has been waging a proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. 

Read the whole interview for the Eurasia Diary here.


A City Powered by Generators. Winter in Odesa

In her contribution for the IDM blog our former Ukraine-Fellow Olga Kyrychenko writes about the hardships of winter in her hometown Odesa at the Black Sea. 

Winter in Odesa is special – we rarely see snow, but both children and adults are always sincerely happy about it. Thanks to our maritime climate, we often have cold and piercing winds, and the cold is felt even more deeply than it actually is. But how nice it is to come back to a warm house from the cold, and warm yourself with hot tea!  It has always been this way for me, for as long as I can remember… but on February 24, 2022 everything changed.  

That morning all Ukraine woke up to the sounds of explosions… “the war has begun”… such terrible scary words… but you truly feel all the horror of this word and what is actually happening only when you personally feel it by yourself.  I would never wish for anyone to know what war is… it changes absolutely everything. Our perception of summer, spring, autumn, winter has also changed. Many Ukrainians still say “we didn’t have spring, summer, autumn… the whole year we have February 24th”. Our lives seem to be frozen in this day. Rockets take the lives of Ukrainians, destroy houses, and also our infrastructure, including energy facilities.  

In Odesa, like in many other Ukrainian cities, many residents depend on electricity for heating. No light – no heating. And winters in Odesa are very cold; when the thermometer shows sub-zero temperatures, the cold is immediately felt more strongly, especially at night, when the frost becomes thicker. Our family is lucky – in our apartment there is heating from a gas stove, and we do not depend on electricity. Many Odesans have city heating, which depends on the operation of urban boiler houses that supply hot water to batteries. But there are many people whose heating comes from electricity, in other words, many have electric stoves. And even if you have heating, you cannot cook without the light. Now imagine, you are a mother of a small child. A rocket has destroyed an energy facility, and you, your family, your child are left without electricity. There is no way to heat water, there is no way to cook food. Often immediately after the rockets hit, many citizens of Odesa do not even have water (no water – no city heating). Fortunately, the power engineers quickly repair and supply water to the houses of Odesa residents. Under such circumstances, many Odesa citizens lived almost the entire winter without light, without heating, sometimes even without water. Have we ever wanted such a life for ourselves or our children?  But Russian rockets decided that for us. Someone decided that our children do not need heating, do not need to eat warm, freshly cooked food, do not need to warm up after frosty air in a warm heated room.  But Odesans did not break! We began to think about how to survive in the conditions in which we found ourselves. Some managed to make fires indoors to warm themselves. Food was also cooked on fires, some people managed to make a fire on the balcony and fry fish or meat on the grill… (never repeat these dangerous actions at your balconies and apartments!). But, nevertheless, the majority of citizens approached the issue of survival rationally: they stocked up on water and food, which is storable for a long time and does not need to be cooked (cookies, biscuits, canned food, etc.). Those who had the opportunity bought portable gas stoves on gas cylinders to be able to cook. With heating, everything is much more serious. Those who depend on electricity have no choice but to wait until the power lines are repaired and the power is turned on. Our electricians try very hard to do all the repair work as soon as possible, but not always does everything only depend on them. Repair work is not so fast, especially when it is cold outside, and there are also accidents after rocket attacks and repair attempts. Many Odesa citizens were left without electricity for several days (up to five or even more). Did you know that Odesa is one of the regions of Ukraine with the most frequent power outages? More often than not, we had no light. Almost all winter, if we did have power, then it was for no more than 4-6 hours a day. How do people warm up? A few layers of clothes, a few blankets. Does it help? Not much. 

I also want to note the educational process, which also suffered in Odesa. In connection with the hostilities, schools and universities have transferred to online education. But due to the catastrophic situation with the power, the process was disrupted and very often lessons were cancelled, as there was no opportunity to conduct them. As a PhD student I felt it on myself, for several weeks in a row our lessons were cancelled. Sometimes there was not only no internet, but also no mobile connection to contact the lecturer. But, for those who are drawn to knowledge, blackouts are no hindrance. 

All Ukrainians and our souls are warmed by something more than heating – it is a hope and faith in a speedy peace and our victory. And once again all Ukrainians will have spring, summer, autumn and winter! In a peaceful, rebuilt Ukraine! 

In conclusion, I would like to say the following. Do you know what our Odesa looked like almost all of this winter? Especially its historical centre, which is now under UNESCO protection? It looks like a huge hive, only instead of bees, generators buzzed and instead of fresh frosty air we breathe in a smog from the generators. But there is nothing we cannot handle! Our city has been equipped many points where, in the absence of light, you can warm up, drink hot tea, and charge your gadgets. Now power engineers are doing everything possible and impossible to return light to the houses of Odesa citizens! And most important of all – Odessans are always ready to help each other. This is our strength! And, of course, our unity and fortitude! We will definitely have both our light and heating back! There will be spring, summer, autumn and beautiful winter for us and our children! But the most important thing is that it will be our victory and there will be peace in our land! And we believe it will happen very soon.  

Balkan, Ukraine und Moldau nach Europa – sofort!

“„Gschichtn“ von Fußball, Freiheit und Zukunft” 

In seinem Kommentar fordert IDM-Geschäftsführer Sebastian Schäffer eine dringende Reform des EU-Beitrittsprozesses und erklärt seine Beweggründe für die Entstehung der “Gschichtn” über die Länder des (West-)Balkans, Ukraine und Republik Moldau. 

Eine dringende Reform des EU-Beitrittsprozesses  

Die EU-Erweiterung ist und bleibt das wichtigste Instrument zur Transformation auf dem europäischen Kontinent. In Artikel 49 des Vertrags über die Europäische Union heißt es wie folgt: 

 „Jeder europäische Staat, der die in Artikel 2 genannten Werte achtet und sich für ihre Förderung einsetzt, kann beantragen, Mitglied der Union zu werden.“ Konkret heißt das: „Die Werte, auf die sich die Union gründet, sind die Achtung der Menschenwürde, Freiheit, Demokratie, Gleichheit, Rechtsstaatlichkeit und die Wahrung der Menschenrechte einschließlich der Rechte der Personen, die Minderheiten angehören. Diese Werte sind allen Mitgliedstaaten in einer Gesellschaft gemeinsam, die sich durch Pluralismus, Nichtdiskriminierung, Toleranz, Gerechtigkeit, Solidarität und die Gleichheit von Frauen und Männern auszeichnet.“  

Leider ist der Beitrittsprozess in den vergangenen Jahren immer technischer und langwieriger geworden. Einzelne Mitgliedstaaten nutzten ihre Möglichkeit, Fortschritte  auch ohne gerechtfertigte Gründe zu blockieren. Das geschah zu verschiedenen Zeitpunkten des Prozesses, etwabevor ein Land den Kandidatenstatus erhielt, bevor die Verhandlungen eröffnet wurden, bevor diese abgeschlossen wurden und dann auch noch vor der endgültigen Aufnahme. Das hat natürlich Auswirkungen auf die Transformationskraft der EU. Der Austritt des Vereinigten Königreichs hatte ebenfallsEinfluss darauf. Ich bin nach wie vor davon überzeugt, dass eine EU-Mitgliedschaft weiterhin für die betroffenen Länder attraktiv ist und die europäische Integration eines der wichtigsten politischen Projekte darstellt. Doch der Prozess muss dringend reformiert werden. Vorschläge dazu gibt es genug, doch es braucht mehr Mut, um die Aufgabe anzugehen. Der Sorge vor einer langen und schwierigen Vertragsrevision möchte ich entgegenhalten: Vom Vertrag von Nizza zum Vertrag von Lissabon – inklusive gescheitertem Verfassungsvertrag und zunächst negativen Volksentscheid in Irland – vergingen etwas mehr als sechs Jahre. Hätten wir direkt nach dem Brexit-Referendum den Mut gehabt, die Verträge und damit auch den Erweiterungsprozess zu reformieren, könnten wir dies bereits jetzt anwenden! 

“Balkan nach Europa – sofort!” 

Im Sommer 2020 fragte mich Erhard Busek, ob wir gemeinsam ein Buch zum Westbalkan schreiben wollen. Ich war sofort begeistert und habe recherchiert, was darüber von wem in den letzten Jahren publiziert wurde Gemeinsam mit einer Kollegin am IDM erstellten wir eine umfangreiche Liste von Titeln in mehreren Sprachen und kamen zu der Erkenntnis, dass es nicht unbedingt Bedarf für weitere umfassende Publikationen gibt. Zudem wurde das Projekt immer größer und es drohte langwierig zu werden. Erhard und mir verband eine gewisse Ungeduld im Hinblick auf die Umsetzung von Aktivitäten für unsere Region, was sicherlich für die Beteiligten nicht immer einfach ist. Die Plattform story.one bietet dieser  Möglichkeit relativ rasch ein Buch zu veröffentlichen und sich aufgrund der maximalen Zeichenanzahl einer Geschichte von 2500 Zeichen(es können höchstens 17 Geschichten in ein Buch) auf das Wesentliche zu beschränken. Somit hatten wir den geeigneten Rahmen für unser Projekt gefunden. Die „Gschichtn“ über Grenzen, Glauben und Grausamkeiten, über Fabeln, Frieden und Fußball verknüpften wir mit unserem Plädoyer  über die sofortige Aufnahme aller Westbalkanstaaten in die EU. 

Ein Frühjahr, das alles veränderte… 

Der 24. Februar 2022 war für uns alle ein Schock. Als dann die Ukraine und später auch die Republik Moldau sowie Georgien einen Beitrittsantrag zur EU stellten, haben wir begonnen zu überlegen, ob wir nicht eine Art Nachfolgepublikation schreiben sollten. Leider ist Erhard dann plötzlich am 13. März 2022 verstorben. Dieser neue Schock hat erneut unsere Prioritäten verschoben und das Projekt geriet in den Hintergrund. Als dann nach den Weihnachtsfeiertagen etwas Ruhe eingekehrt ist, holte ich die Idee wieder hervor und begann auszuprobieren, wie es sich anfühlt, das Buch alleine zu schreiben. Mir wurde rasch klar, dass es funktioniert. 

„Ukraine & Moldau nach Europa – sofort!“ 

„Ukraine & Moldau nach Europa – sofort!“ ist zunächst eine Verneigung vor Erhard Busek. Es ist auch eine Verbeugung vor den Menschen, die in der Ukraine für unsere Werte kämpfen. Ich versuche – ähnlich wie bei „Balkan nach Europa – sofort!“ – durch „Gschichtn“ von Fußball, Freiheit und Zukunft Zusammenhänge aufzuzeigen, Zugehörigkeit herzustellen, Zusammengehörigkeit zu veranschaulichen, Zusammenhalt zu vermitteln und damit hoffentlich dazu beitragen, dass die Zeitenwende, wie der 24. Februar 2022 weithin inzwischen bezeichnet wird, am Ende positive Assoziationen hervorruft. Anders als in der ersten Publikation ist aber hier kein konkretes Plädoyer für eine sofortige EU-Mitgliedschaft der Ukraine und/oder Moldau enthalten, weil es nicht mit den gleichen Vorschlägen, die wir im Hinblick auf die Westbalkanstaaten gemacht haben, umsetzbar ist. Ich wollte dennoch durch den Titel bewusst eine Kontinuität in der Arbeit des IDM darstellen.    

Ukrainian-Hungarian relations are complicated, and not only because of the war 

In her article for the IDM Blog Daniela Apaydin explains the context and the reasons behind the rhetoric skirmishes between Kyiv and Budapest.


In January the mayor of the Ukrainian city of Dnipro Boris Filatov, called Viktor Orbán a bitch-face. Before that statement hit the headlines of Hungarian media, the prime minister was quoted by reporters saying that Ukraine was a no man’s land comparable to Afghanistan. As a result, the Hungarian ambassador was summoned to Kyiv and diplomatic relations between the two neighbouring countries have sunk to a new low.  


What is going on between Kyiv and Budapest? Do we even need to bother about Hungary’s position in the war at all? 

First, let us not get focused on the clash of words between two alpha males and interpret it with the effects of toxic masculinity on politics. I suggest looking at the stories behind this dispute to learn about what is going on in Budapest. 


One of these stories starts with the question: Why does Orbán provoke Ukraine and its political leadership while he pretends to be neutral? The simple answer is that Orbán’s position in this war is not neutral at all (Read the author’s analysis of Russia’s role in the Hungarian elections in 2022). 


The context of Orbán’s statements always matter. In this case, he met mainly conservative reporters in a closed-door meeting. One of them was Rod Dreher from the US, an Orthodox Christian and author of books such as “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation”. Dreher spent last summer in Budapest as a visiting fellow at the Danube Institute, a right-wing think tank with close ties to Fidesz. After the meeting, Dreher wrote a comprehensive report for “The American Conservative” in which he praised the intellectual skills of Orbán, saying “the man is deep. He thinks hard about this stuff, at the level of grand strategies and principles”.  


In his article, Dreher repeats the statements by Orbán about the war in Ukraine. Content-wise this was nothing new to observers, yet the clarity of the message is intriguing. According to them, Ukraine has lost the war anyway. Russia is too strong and influential. Let us not waste any further energy on this war and let us exploit current tensions for capitalizing nationalist politics. Calling Ukraine a no-man’s land echoes well among right-wing conservative circles with little knowledge of the region and its history. It also fits to Orbán’s image in these circles as a courageous statesman and pragmatic politician who knows what is best for his nation and acts accordingly. Similar reactions came from Austria, where the controversial platform “exxpress” covered the meeting with Orbán in Budapest. In times when old alliances (such as Poland) have been frozen due to opposing positions on the war, Orbán regularly reaches out to his transatlantic allies.  


If you followed Orbán’s annual State of the Nation speech on February 18, you heard a slightly different tone from the prime minister. Russia’s military power would not be ready to attack a NATO member in the near future, Orbán stated. His assessment of Russia’s power in a closed-door meeting with US reporters differs from his State of the Nation speech. However, the consequence of holding on to the “Hungary first” approach, remains the same: “This is not our war”, said the prime minister once again. “It would not be morally right to put the interests of Ukraine before those of Hungary.” 


Central European entanglements 

The second story behind this dispute between Ukraine and Hungary traces its roots back into Central European history. Dnipro’s mayor argued that “it takes a special talent to be hated everywhere from Romania and Slovakia to Serbia and Ukraine. The Treaty of Trianon is, after all, a punishment for your historical meanness.” Filatov’s choice of words is apparently due to an emotional, exceptional situation during war. The reference to Trianon, however, sheds light on an unresolved Central European issue between Hungary and Ukraine that stems from a long time before the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022. The role of minorities in the region is often neglected by western observers when analyzing current conflicts. Yet the threats of the war experienced by the Hungarian minority in the Transcarpathian region poses a real challenge to Orbán’s narrative of staying out for the sake of Hungarians. In his State of the Nation speech the prime minister only shortly addressed the Hungarians in Ukraine by emphasizing their heroic sacrifices on the frontline.  


Hungary first, yes, but in corruption 

Finally, the recent rhetorical clashes should be seen in the media’s tendency to focus on outrage while missing the actual scandals: in February, Hungary was ranked further down by Transparency International and is seen as the most corrupt country in the EU. Inflation in Hungary is at an historic peak and severely threatens economic stability. Furthermore, the fight between the Commission and EU treaties and the government in Budapest has once more picked up speed as millions in Erasmus funds have been frozen – with tremendous risks not only for students and academia, but also for the stability of the government’s tribalist system of distributing (EU) money among its allies in business. 


Summing up, for some the recent clash of alpha males might be an entertaining headline. Others prefer focusing on the stories behind rhetorical escalations. Orbán’s ongoing balancing act of Hungary’s foreign policy – between the fact that the country is a member of the EU and NATO and its reluctance to stop spreading Kremlin propaganda and keeping strong economic ties with Russia – will drive the country even further away from those who demand a clear stand on the war. Orbán is convinced that he is representing the interest of the nation, yet it is questionable if he honestly considers Hungarians in Ukraine as actually part of this nation. It is certainly not in their interest if their home country becomes a no-man’s land.  


The prime minister’s arrangement with Putin puts the country into the position of the Kremlin’s puppet within the EU. Connoisseurs of history know that such loyalties are fragile and that the stronger partner can easily cut ties once they are no longer useful to him. In the case of Hungary, sooner or later the country might have to come back for support from Brussels, Warsaw, or Bratislava. Perhaps then, Orbán’s EU bashing and lack of solidarity towards his neighbors could easily backfire. Ultimately, future crises demand strong alliances in the region, by which time nationalists in the US might have long since forgotten their praised statesman in Budapest. 


Ukraine in Central and Eastern Europe

Kyiv’s Foreign Affairs and the International Relations of the Post-Communist Region

The geopolitics of post-communist Europe are not only important for Ukraine itself, but ultimately also for the future of the continent as a whole. This concerns the interactions between Kyiv, on the one hand, and the capitals of East-Central Europe as well as the Southern Caucasus, on the other. Where does Kyiv currently stand geopolitically and how should it engage in the region between the Baltic, Adriatic, Black, and Caspian Seas?

This volume examines which interests and motivations some select countries in East-Central Europe and the Caucasus have towards Ukraine and provides answers to the question which chances there are for new multilateral networks or structures. Such multilateralism around Ukraine could go beyond the already existing, yet geographically and functionally circumscribed Organization for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM), the Visegrad Four, the Bucharest Nine Group, and the Three Seas Initiative.

The volume also illustrates how the ever-present “elephant in the room”—Russia—shapes the international relations of the post-Soviet space. Researchers from several post-communist countries examine these issues from their specific points of view.

With a Foreword from Pavlo Klimkin who held, among other positions, the office of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 2014–2019.

Ukraine & Moldau nach Europa – sofort!

„Ukraine & Moldau nach Europa – sofort!“ ist eine Verneigung vor dem 2022 verstorbenen Erhard Busek, mit dem der Autor „Balkan nach Europa – sofort!“ verfasste. Es auch eine Verbeugung vor den Menschen, die in der Ukraine für unsere Werte kämpfen. In seinem zweiten Buch bei story.one erzählt der Geschäftsführer des Instituts für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa (IDM) wieder „Gschichtn“ von Fußball, Freiheit und Zukunft.