1,400 arrested at Moscow election protest, EU reacts

By |julij 29th, 2019|Alexei Navalny, democratic deficit, Emmanuel Macron, News, police violence, Russia, Vladimir Putin|

The EU denounced “disproportionate use of force against peaceful protesters” on Saturday (27 July), after Russian police arrested nearly 1,400 people as they gathered in Moscow at the weekend to demand free and fair elections, the biggest such crackdown in years.

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Internet censorship eased as EU Council chief visits Tajikistan

By |maj 31st, 2019|Central Asia, democratic deficit, Donald Tusk, Emomali Rakhmon, internet censorship, News, Tajikistan|

Ex-Soviet Tajikistan appeared to unblock several popular websites and Google services during European Council President Donald Tusk’s visit to the country as part of a regional tour Thursday. Tusk was holding talks with veteran Tajik leader Emomali Rakhmon Thursday (30...

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Albanian police disperse opposition protest with teargas

By |februar 27th, 2019|Albania, corruption, democratic deficit, Edi Rama, Lulzim Basha, News, socialists|

Albanian police used teargas Tuesday (26 February) to disperse hundreds of opposition protesters who tried to prevent ruling Socialist MPs from entering parliament.

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World reaction cautious to disputed DR Congo vote result

By |januar 11th, 2019|bad governance, democratic deficit, DR Congo, elections, News|

Foreign leaders reacted cautiously to the outcome of DR Congo's presidential election Thursday (10 January), with many choosing not to congratulate the man declared winner and appealing for disputes to be settled peacefully.

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No EU ambassadors attend Maduro’s second term inauguration

By |januar 10th, 2019|bad governance, democratic deficit, Hugo Chavez, hyperinflation, News, Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela|

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday (10 January) begins a new term that critics dismiss as illegitimate, with the economy in free fall and the country more isolated than ever. The 56-year-old leader will be sworn in at 1400 GMT by the...

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Far-right policies see Italy’s democracy ranking plummet

By |januar 9th, 2019|democracy index, democratic deficit, far right, Italy, Lega, Matteo Salvini, News, Romania|

The policies of Italy's anti-immigrant and anti-establishment government which came to power last June have torpedoed the country's global democracy ranking, a think tank said Wednesday (9 January).

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Pressure mounts on DR Congo over election outcome

By |januar 8th, 2019|bad governance, democratic deficit, DR Congo, News|

Public and diplomatic pressure mounted Monday (8 January) on the Democratic Republic of Congo to announce the outcome of 30 December elections to replace long-term leader Joseph Kabila.

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Cambodia’s Hun Sen defiant despite EU trade threat

By |oktober 8th, 2018|Cambodia, democratic deficit, Hun Sen, ILO, Margot Wallström, News, trade|

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken a defiant stance following a European Union announcement last week that it would ramp up trade pressure on Cambodia over human rights concerns.

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Calls for justice after Bosnian reporter brutally beaten

By |avgust 28th, 2018|bad governance, Bosnia and Herzegovina, corruption, democratic deficit, EU enlargement, News, press freedom, Republika Srpska, violence|

Bosnian journalists on Monday (27 August) demanded justice after a reporter said he was severely beaten by unknown attackers after covering politically-sensitive protests. The US and European Union also condemned the assault on Vladimir Kovacevic, a jo...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Calls for justice after Bosnian reporter brutally beaten

EU member states can refuse arrest warrants issued by Poland

By |julij 26th, 2018|Article 7, democratic deficit, ECJ, European arrest warrant, European Court of Justice, News, PiS, Poland, rule of law|

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday (25 July) authorised EU members to refuse arrest warrants issued by Poland if they doubt defendants will get a fair trial there.

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