It is impossible that 20 % of the Dutch voters should take hostage of a common EU policy. The EU created a gifted class of intellectuals and bureaucrats and others, but they really lack a genuine political experience, Ivan Krastev told EurActiv Slovakia in an exclusive interview.
SPECIAL REPORT / For over 20 years, the EU has used development assistance as a lever to advance the cause of human rights. But with the current cooperation framework soon to expire, the future of aid conditionality looks uncertain. EurActiv France reports.
The controversial trial of two well-known Turkish journalists enters its second day Friday (1 April) in a case seen as a test of press freedom under the increasingly autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
SPECIAL REPORT / Election analysts and surveys suggest that President Denis Sassou Nguesso will claim between 60-70% of the vote in the first round of elections on Sunday (20 March). Is Sassou’s likely victory a triumph or defeat for Congolese democracy?
SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission’s “Trade for All” strategy aims at increasing the effectiveness and transparency of the EU’s trade policy, as well as promoting the respect of European values and responsible practices among trade partners.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's party risks a drubbing at key state elections Sunday (9 March) as voters are expected to punish the German leader for her liberal refugee policy, while the nationalist Alternative für Deutschland eyes major gains as it scoops up the protest vote.
Some 15,000 people gathered in the Polish city of Gdansk on Sunday (28 February), police said, in a show of support for Solidarity freedom hero Lech Wałęsa as he battles allegations he was a paid secret agent during the Communist period.
Poland should recommit to the respect for democracy, human rights, and rule of law, three US senators said in a letter sent to the prime minister, referring to new laws on media and the constitutional court.
A bill that opponents say targets Israeli human rights groups critical of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians won initial approval in parliament yesterday (8 February) with the support of right-wing parties.
Within a few short weeks, Poland's public media have become more combative, more Eurosceptic and more favourably disposed to the authorities, amid a purge by the new right-wing government that has triggered broad outcry, experts say.
Thousands of Hungarians protested on Wednesday (3 February) against reforms of the education system by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's centre-right government that they consider oppressive and heavy-handed.
Tibet has come a long way since the feudal serfdom that was still widespread in the 1960s. Today’s EU leaders would, undoubtedly, welcome the progress and democratic reforms carried out since the region’s autonomy came into effect, writes Ciyang.
France's decision to install a state of emergency following the deadly November 13 attacks in Paris could constitute a "threat" to democracy, a European Council human rights observer said Tuesday (12 January).