It’s a woman’s job to stand for her liberties

18 novembre 2020 Society

6 min

Targeting women’s rights in illiberal democracies is by no means surprising, it is part of a process. On the other hand, expecting women to be compliant in such situation is quiet astonishing. Time again, European history has proven that women’s protests have the power to induce change in politics. In Poland, the voice of women are not to be left unheard.

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The new agreement on the rule of law conditionality: a possible solution?

13 novembre 2020 European Politics

6 min

After years of institutional debate on how to combat rule of law backsliding within the European Union, the European Parliament has reached an agreement with the Council linking EU funds to rule of law compliance. This means that the European Union will stop funding those national governments that threaten the rule of law, with the aim to get them to respect fundamental values listed in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union. This may not put an end to the problem the EU is currently facing vis-à-vis Hungary and Poland, but it represents a step torwards triggering further initiatives and maybe future reforms to the Treaties’ acquis.

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Boris Johnson and Fox News – defenders of democracy against Donald Trump

9 novembre 2020 International

5 min

The USA’s democracy on the brink of collapsing – this was the dire picture experts across both sides of the Atlantic drew in the weeks around the 2020 presidential election. Fear was mounting when Donald Trump categorically refused to concede to his rival Joe Biden, even when the latter pulled ahead of him in several “battleground” states. Who would have ever thought this, but Trump’s favorite TV channel Fox News might be one of the key reasons why it is “game over” for him.

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