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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Orbán seeks EPP backing for his absolute powers

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 (...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Sassoli shows his difference with von der Leyen over Hungary

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Serbian democracy is under attack, indeed

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Serbia’s government simulates democracy

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Francophone group in warning over Guinea election

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkish rights defender Kavala re-arrested after acquittal

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Supreme Ruler Putin? Kremlin non-committal on proposed new job description

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Pressure builds in Belgrade, EU calls for dialogue with civil society

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU to open case against Poland over Supreme Court law

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Erdogan wins presidential election, opposition yet to concede