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Another Romanian winter of discontent

Shortly after their landslide victory in the December 2016 parliamentary elections, and during one of the decade’s harshest winters, Romania’s new governing coalition decided to roll out a series of legislative ‘hot potatoes’ that challenged the rule of law. The ‘emergency decree’ that would have allowed corrupt politicians to escape or avoid jail was passed… Read article ›

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Ten lessons from the 2014 European presidential election

Last year’s elections to the European Parliament were different. As well as registering significant advances for eurosceptic parties, they were decisive in securing the election of Jean-Claude Juncker, lead candidate of the European People’s Party, as president of the European Commission. Some national capitals bitterly resisted this change away from the old system under which… Read article ›