Andrew Wilson - 28 May 2020
The Belarusian presidential election campaign features at least three candidates the government cannot control or ignore – all of whom have the potential to reach a broad audience.
Pawel Zerka & Piotr Buras - 07 May 2020
Polish voters are strongly divided on European issues. An unfair election could intensify these disagreements, threatening to turn Poland into an increasingly problematic partner for other EU member states.
Piotr Buras - 06 May 2020
By holding an election that violates fundamental democratic norms, Poland will slip further into the illiberal abyss.
Jeremy Shapiro - 27 April 2020
For Trump, coronavirus could be the right pandemic at the right time – supplying Republicans with the cover to stop voters turning out.
Piotr Buras - 15 April 2020
European leaders and public authorities should call upon the government in Warsaw to postpone the presidential election on May 10.
Zsuzsanna Végh - 02 April 2020
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.
Chris Raggett - 06 March 2020
The events surrounding Slovakia’s parliamentary election show how endemic corruption can lead to unpredictable political transitions.
Olga Dryndova - 15 November 2019
Belarus could be standing on the brink of change. The EU should not ignore events on its outer border – and, indeed, should look for new ways to engage its neighbour.
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 13 November 2019
Vox’s success in Spain illuminates some of populism’s successful escalation strategies, as well as the mistakes of mainstream parties.
Adam Balcer - 07 November 2019
National populism in central Europe is a serious threat to the European Union, deepening longstanding divides and harming the support citizens of the region give to the EU.
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