Tag Archives: Democracy

Fascist populism and the threat to democracy

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What features of a political regime contribute to political loyalty and commitment on the part of its citizens? Can a fascist dictatorship inspire political loyalty and commitment from the mass of society? And what about…

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A look back on one decade of unchecked power and mixed results

To understand the current situation in Hungary, one needs to look back on what came before and examine the historical background of post-communist Hungary. The country’s shift from a Soviet satellite to a Western-oriented liberal democracy was – as elsewhere … Continue reading

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Hungarian undermining of European freedoms

In Hungary, it has become very difficult when you feel born in a wrong body. It is not only illegal to change your gender, but it has become very difficult to talk about it with others. Educators can be fined … Continue reading

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G7 and Building Back Better

A look at the 2021 G7 summit which took place under the UK presidency of the G7, the overarching theme of which is ‘Building Back Better’ from the pandemic. Continue reading

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Undermining security and democracy via the Internet

Online communication has made cross-border communication easier for terrorists and has amplified terrorist propaganda and the spread of extremism. EU countries are working together to stop terrorists from using the internet to radicalise, recruit, incite to violence and facilitate the carrying out terrorist attacks. Continue reading

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A strong and ambitious counter-terrorism policy is needed for the European Union

At its 561st plenary session, held on 9 and 10 June 2021, the European Economic and Social Committee welcomed and supported the strategic agenda to protect EU citizens from terrorism, as proposed in the EU Security Union Strategy, and agrees … Continue reading

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The death knell of an Empire

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Yesterday’s events in the United States Capitol shocked the world. So called “patriots”, incited to violence by the President, invading the Capitol building in a bid to reverse the result…

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Stress-test for democracy #2 A coup d’etat with bloodshed

China and Russia had a big laugh yesterday when they heard the news of the rebellion taking place in a country which so likes to tell others how to have a just and democratic system. They and several other countries … Continue reading

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Stress-test for democracy #1 Storming of the Capitol in Washington

Yesterday we in Europe came something to see for which we have been afraid for the last few years. Europe saw a violent insurgency and attempt to overthrow the legitimately elected government of the United States In case Donald Trump … Continue reading

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2020 in view #1 The 45th president of the U.S.A.

The United States of America had made real and undeniable progress in the six years since the 2008 economic crisis. But with the 45th president of the U.S.A. lots of achievements reached under Obama were again destroyed. Worse even, was … Continue reading

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