07.05.2020
Political Cynicism and the Polish Presidential Elections

This May’s presidential elections in Poland have been postponed for now but dilemmas remain in a political scene where cynicism permeates voter choices and perspectives.

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30.04.2020
Unlimited Powers in the Time of the Pandemic

A new emergency law has granted Prime Minister Viktor Orbán unlimited power to rule by decree. What does this mean for Hungary’s path away from democracy?

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09.04.2020
Budapest Is Using Diplomacy to Fight for Democracy

What are the prospects and challenges for Budapest under green-left leadership?

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26.03.2020
The Contradictions of PiS’s Poland

PiS has led Poland on a course characterised by Euroscepticism and the erosion of democracy. Two issues will shape Poland’s future: energy policy and relations with Ukraine.

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05.02.2020
Prospects for a Progressive Poland

What will the coming months and years bring for the Polish political scene?

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10.10.2019
Rule of Law in Limbo

Under the incoming von der Leyen Commission, political will shall determine whether the core EU value of rule of law is protected.

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04.10.2019
Defeating Orbán’s Hybrid Regime

The Hungarian opposition has finally managed to stand united against the governing party at the October municipal election. Two analysts consider risks and opportunities for challenging Viktor Orbán’s ‘hybrid regime’ and democratising the country.

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25.06.2019
A Politics Beyond Fear

Sociologist Karolina Wigura calls for a move from the pervasive politics of fear which has seen the rise of the far-right to a politics with a positive vision based on hope.

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08.02.2019
Stopping the Domino Effect: the EU Response to Hungarian Authoritarianism

The long-overdue triggering of Article 7 is one of the EU’s last shots at saving rule of law in Hungary and across Europe.

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24.01.2019
Narratives Are Sexy: Romanian Corruption Protests and the EU

An interview on the recent anti-corruption protests in Romania and where the country stands now over 10 years after its accession to the EU.

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