True Belgians Speak German

By Anna In the years of football championships, everyone in Belgium rallies behind their national football team, the Red Devils. Suddenly everybody, regardless of region, language, or politics, is not just Belgian, but a Belgian. The Belgians expressed a collective schadenfreude after the French were defeated in the round of sixteen. For a few weeksContinue reading “True Belgians Speak German”

Media freedom in times of crisis: growing concerns and unsettled issues in the EU

By Myriam Marino Poland and Hungary, already protagonists of the dispute connected to the rule of law mechanism of the EU budget in the ending months of 2020, are once again at the center of a question pertaining to rule of law and democracy.  More precisely, on Wednesday March 10th, 2021, a debate took place in theContinue reading “Media freedom in times of crisis: growing concerns and unsettled issues in the EU”

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?”

What France’s reaction to the CJEU ruling on data retention could mean for the EU’s future

By Valentina Alexandru 10 months after the German Federal Constitutional Court declared the CJEU ruling on the legality of the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Purchase Programme not binding in Germany, the European Union is faced with yet another threat to democracy and the rule of law, as the French Government requested the Council ofContinue reading “What France’s reaction to the CJEU ruling on data retention could mean for the EU’s future”