A planned ‘coronavirus tax’ on revenues and attacks on foreign-owned media threaten to cut away democracy piece by piece
The European People’s Party tolerated Fidesz for far too long. Its de facto expulsion should be a turning point in the relationship between the EU and Orbán’s Hungary
Mark Leonard and Jeremy Shapiro predict ten bright and bold policy projections for the year to come
It was not only western European countries that insisted on the rule of law of mechanism – others like Slovakia and Romania did as well
Head of ECFR’s Madrid Office, Jose Ignacio Torreblanca talks to the American historian, a Pulitzer Prize winner for Gulag, and expert on authoritarian populism about…
The Orbán government’s demonstrations of European solidarity have been partly motivated by its nationalist goals and its concerns about migration
Italy’s game of narratives around the covid-19 crisis poses a risk to the European project.
The Hungarian government now has a great deal of flexibility to rule as it sees fit, provided that it portrays its actions as being in the interests of crisis management
Italy’s response to the virus is starting to reshape its politics.
Vox’s success in Spain illuminates some of populism’s successful escalation strategies, as well as the mistakes of mainstream parties