Free the media

Bulgaria’s media freedom keeps getting worse. European funds are particularly directed to the government-controlled media, increasing the lack of transparency. Getting to know what is actually happening in Bulgaria is not easy work. The country is…

Waiting for the penny to drop: Fighting the…

[caption id="attachment_7886" align="aligncenter" width="448"] Source: James Cridland[/caption] Activist Madi Sharma gazes out from the pulpit. “This is not my Europe. Is it yours?”, the crowd is fixed with a stern, quizzical stare. “So why are…

The battle is real – EU arms for…

“Cyber attacks can be more dangerous to the stability of democracies and economies than guns and tanks.” - Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, claims at his State of the Union at the European…

Left wing strongly opposed to Danish burka ban

The government of Denmark is setting out to follow other European countries and ban Muslim traditional headwear. Left wing opposition argues that a ban would be unliberal and further oppressive of women. The Danish centre-right…

Eastern Europe is fading away

The World will have around 10 billion inhabitants by 2050, mostly concentrated in the current population hotspots of India, China, and Africa. Meanwhile, Eastern Europe is silently emptying. Since the end of Communism in the…

Support for populist parties on the rise

Amidst terrorist attacks, European integration, globalization, and a large number of migrants entering into Europe, right-wing populist parties have established a strong foundation within Europe over the last twelve months, says Utrecht University Lecturer of…

EU threats may polarise Poland

Poland faces pressure from the EU after ignoring warnings to back down on judiciary reforms, which are deemed undemocratic and a violation of the rule of law. But EU efforts to defend democratic values and show resilience may have significant divisive repercussions for Poland. The ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) in…

Anarchy in Europe: The struggle of opposites

The refugee crisis that appeared in 2015 as the result of rapid radicalization of the Arabic states, led Europe to its own rise of the extremist politics. Anti-Islamic movement Pegida celebrated second anniversary, flooding Dresden…