Pressure builds in Belgrade, EU calls for dialogue with civil society

By |marec 18th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Authoritarianism, News, press freedom, Serbia, Serbia elections|

Thousands of anti-government protesters staged a rally outside President Aleksandar Vučić’s residence on Sunday (17 March) to press their demands for greater media freedom and free and fair elections, a day after they briefly broke into the state television building.

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EU to open case against Poland over Supreme Court law

By |junij 29th, 2018|Article 7, Authoritarianism, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, PiS, Poland, rule of law|

The European Commission will open a legal case against Poland to challenge a new law forcing the early retirement of some 40% of the country's Supreme Court judges, officials said yesterday (28 June), a move likely to develop into a formal lawsuit.

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Erdogan wins presidential election, opposition yet to concede

By |junij 25th, 2018|Authoritarianism, CHP, Fethullah Gülen, Kurds, Muharrem Ince, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish elections, Turkish purges|

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won Turkey's presidential election on Sunday (24 June), the head of the country's electoral body said, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in a decade and a half.

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Orbán sworn in as PM for third time, eyes 20 more years in power

By |maj 11th, 2018|Authoritarianism, Christian values, hungarian elections, illiberal democracy, media freedom, News, refugee crisis, refugee quotas, Viktor Orbán|

Fresh from a landslide election win in April, Hungary's combative premier Viktor Orbán was formally sworn in as prime minister Thursday (10 May), and hinted at designs on power until at least 2030.

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Thousands protest in Armenian capital as Sargsyan approved as PM

By |april 18th, 2018|Armenia, Armenia elections, Authoritarianism, News, protests, Russia, Serzh Sargsyan|

Tens of thousands rallied in the Armenian capital on Tuesday (17 April) after ex-president Serzh Sargsyan was elected prime minister by the country’s parliament despite several days of protests, an AFP journalist reported from the scene. Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan...

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Macron and Merkel give last warning to Poland

By |december 15th, 2017|Angela Merkel, Article 7, Authoritarianism, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, Jarosław Kaczyński, Jean-Claude Juncker, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, PiS, Poland, Rule of Law Mechanism|

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will support the Commission if it decides to trigger Article 7 against Warsaw next week, the two told a joint press conference at the end of a two-day EU summit on Friday (15 December).

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Polish PM expects ‘nuclear’ article 7 to be triggered next Wednesday

By |december 15th, 2017|Article 7, Authoritarianism, democratic deficit, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, PiS, Poland, Rule of Law Mechanism, Sanctions|

Poland's new prime minister said on Thursday (14 December) that he expects the EU to impose unprecedented sanctions next week that could strip his government of its voting rights over its controversial court reforms.

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MEPs advocate suspending EU-Turkey accession talks

By |april 27th, 2017|Antonio Tajani, Authoritarianism, democratic deficit, EU enlargement, EU-Turkey relations, Johannes Hahn, Kati Piri, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish referendum|

Europe is not closing the door to Turkey, but recent developments are prompting it to look for alternatives to Turkey’s accession to the EU, said MEPs in a debate with Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn yesterday (26 April).

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