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14.04.2017
In Citizens we Trust: How Street Protests Became the Last Democratic Resort in Romania

Romania’s huge anti-corruption protests are significant for the country and Europe.

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01.04.2017
‘Sweet Dreams and Beautiful Nightmares’: Why Security is a Black and Brown Issue

The term ‘security’ is used as though it were neutral, but in fact it is underpinned by assumptions and prejudice, with some regarded as worthy of protection while ‘others’ are seen as threatening.

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20.11.2016
Monsanto Tribunal – A Step Towards Corporate Accountability

What can a public tribunal do – such as the Monsanto one – to hold global corporations accountable?

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28.10.2016
A constant need for vigilance

Joanna Maycock explains why women’s rights are first in the firing line in times of crisis.

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08.02.2016
“We Cannot Support Violence of Any Kind” – The Challenge of Doing Politics in the Midst of Conflict

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a coalition of Left-wing, Kurdish and progressive parties, was founded in in 2012 in order to help smaller parties amplify their voices and gain access to the Turkish Parliament, where the electoral system stacks the odds strongly against them. In both the 2014 and subsequently recalled 2015 parliamentary elections, the party succeeded in winning over 10% of the vote, the necessary threshold for entering Parliament.

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23.01.2016
The Rule of Law Challenge in Europe: From Hungary to Poland

In 2013, Rui Tavares, then Portuguese Member of the European Parliament among the Greens-EFA group, put forward a report that investigated the threats to fundamental rights that Orban’s government had given rise to in Hungary since 2010, and proposed mechanisms for a common European response to such actions, both in Hungary and potential future similar cases.

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18.11.2014
The Corporate Court Behind TTIP – A real life monopoly game

Secretive changes to the London Court of International Arbitration will make the current EU-US Trade Deal even more damaging for democracy. This makes it even more urgent that citizens in the UK and across Europe oppose such a worrying trade deal and the Investor-State Dispute Settlement that goes with it. This trade deal will turn Europe into a real-life game of Monopoly – where the rich can snap up anything they want.

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