Kristijan Fidanovski

studied Politics and East European Studies at University College London, and Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies at Georgetown University. He is a doctoral candidate in Social Policy and Demography at the University of Oxford, has co-authored two book chapters on EU integration and conspiracy theories in North Macedonia under the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), and is an IWM fellow.


Cover for: The right policy for the wrong reasons

Pronatalism has become a populist vote winner for right-wing parties in Central and East European countries. Demographic imbalances, involving youth migration, ageing populations and immigration resistance, have sparked a series of baby-making policies. But are financial incentives in Hungary, Poland and Serbia enough to reverse the trend of decreasing birth rates?