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At the end of September, the European Commission published an EU-wide law report on the rule of law situation in the European Union. It is a very first report of this kind adopted at EU level. The report includes 27 country chapters presenting the Member state-specific assessments and identifying the rule of law trends in… » read more

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Hungary, as every other EU Member State, has declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the similarities stop here; the Hungarian government’s emergency measures revolve around a new act, which would allow Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to rule by a decree, without any sunset clause and without any parliament oversight, essentially… » read more

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With less than a month away, Poland’s presidential elections are still scheduled for May 10th despite the current COVID–19 crisis that has paralyzed the country and world. Poland has ignored warnings to postpone like other European nations including Serbia, North Macedonia, and Romania, who have heeded international caution by pushing back elections to later dates.… » read more

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The European Migrant Crisis of 2015 was an event that deeply resonated within the European continent, with it being the one of the most important contributors to the rise of right-wing populism and nationalism in European countries, as more than 1.8 million people crossed the border of Europe, seeking a better future from their either… » read more

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A recent European Council vote on cutting carbon emissions showed that Czech Republic is not so eager to move towards further European integration. And that perhaps Visegrad Four is soon going to be Visegrad Three. An idea that different parts of the European Union (should) integrate at a different pace, also known as differentiated integration,… » read more

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On the 2nd May 2018, the European Commission introduced its first draft of the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework as well as a special provision[1] outside the MFF regulation. Its intention is to assure that beneficiary countries respect “a sound financial management and the Rule of Law” – if a member state breaches these principles, it… » read more

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Since the advent of the financial crisis of 2008 and the migration crisis of 2015, populism and Euroscepticism has gained traction within the EU, particularly amongst the member states that joined the EU in its 2004 expansion. With this surge of populism, authoritarian state leaders have risen to challenge the foundations of the EU itself;… » read more

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