Open letter to Donald Tusk: EPP’s support for Vucic is a disgrace

By |junij 17th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Authoritarianism, bad governance, China, corruption, Donald Tusk, EPP, EU enlargement, media freedom, News, Serbia, Serbia elections|

European People's Party President Donald Tusk has publicly supported Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Sunday (21 June), which the opposition is going to boycott. In response, Serbian opposition leader Dragan Djilas sent an open letter to Tusk. EURACTIV is publishing its shortened version.

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Ahead of vote, virus emboldens Serbian president’s one-man show

By |junij 9th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Authoritarianism, coronavirus, News, Serbia, Serbian elections|

An excuse to dominate the airwaves, sideline the opposition and cast himself as a saviour: President Aleksandar Vučić has emerged from the coronavirus crisis stronger than ever as he looks to extend his vice-like grip on Serbia's troubled democracy.

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Despite increased solidarity in the pandemic, authoritarianism threatens

By |april 20th, 2020|Authoritarianism, conspiracy theories, coronavirus, COVID-19, disinformation, Germany, misinformation, News, Racism, xenophobia|

Authoritarian attitudes, like the desire for a strong leader, or aggression against dissenters, often increase when people are under threat. With the ongoing coronavirus crisis, experts fear this is also true now.

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Orbán seeks EPP backing for his absolute powers

By |april 2nd, 2020|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Authoritarianism, Donald Tusk, EPP, Fidesz, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Victor Orban|

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is seeking conservative support to remain within Europe's main centre-right political bloc despite concerns over his adoption of emergency powers to rule by decree.

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Sassoli shows his difference with von der Leyen over Hungary

By |april 1st, 2020|Authoritarianism, Dacian Cioloş, David Sassoli, EPP, European Parliament, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Renew Europe, S&D, Ursula von der Leyen, Viktor Orbán|

European Parliament President David Sassoli has asked the European Commission to assess whether the new laws introduced in Hungary under the disguise of coronavirus emergency comply with the most important text of EU treaties, he said late on Tuesday (...

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Serbian democracy is under attack, indeed

By |februar 26th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Authoritarianism, corruption, demographic change, News, press freedom, Serbia elections|

The united front held by Serbia’s mainstream democratic opposition to boycott Vučić’s sham election at all levels is the only honorable and practical course of action, wrtites Vuk Jeremić.

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Serbia’s government simulates democracy

By |februar 26th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Authoritarianism, corruption, media freedom, News, selective justice, Serbia elections|

The key obstacle to free and fair elections is widespread voter repression by the regime of President Aleksandar Vučić, writes Nebojša Zelenović.

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Francophone group in warning over Guinea election

By |februar 25th, 2020|Alpha Conde, Authoritarianism, francophonie, Guinea, News, OIF|

The international association of French-speaking countries warned on Monday (24 over the credibility of the electoral register in Guinea's upcoming votes.

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Turkish rights defender Kavala re-arrested after acquittal

By |februar 19th, 2020|Authoritarianism, human rights, News, Turkey, Turkish coup|

Turkey's civil society swung from hope to despair Tuesday (18 February) after counter-terror police detained leading rights defender Osman Kavala just hours after a court ordered his release from jail.

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Supreme Ruler Putin? Kremlin non-committal on proposed new job description

By |januar 30th, 2020|Authoritarianism, News, Russia, Vladimir Putin|

The Kremlin said on Wednesday (29 January) that President Vladimir Putin had no view on a proposal that would see his job description change to Supreme Ruler from head of state after a government commission said it was considering the idea.

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