The “Antidemocratic Turn” in Europe

By Ilaria Sacco Democracy is losing currency while an antidemocratic turn is moving forward in Europe, states Freedom House, an NGO that conducts research on democracy and political freedom. Its annual report, Nations in Transit, measures progress and setbacks in democratization in 29 countries from Central Europe to Central Asia. The 2021 edition was named “The AntidemocraticContinue reading “The “Antidemocratic Turn” in Europe”

Fidesz quits the EPP: A new powershift in the European Parliament?

By Robin Vandendriessche On Wednesday the 8th of March 2021, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán delivered on his promise to quit the European People’s Party group (EPP Group) in the European Parliament after new rules were approved that would allow the center-right block to suspend or exclude members. The motion, clearly intended to deal withContinue reading “Fidesz quits the EPP: A new powershift in the European Parliament?”