The European Commission today unveiled its action plan to strengthen democracy in the EU (EDAP) in a bid to bolster fair electoral processes and protect media freedom and pluralism. It comes at a critical time.
In an opinion presented to the Senate, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has noted that the special electoral law passed by the Lower House (the Sejm) contains measures which undermine the equality of elections and legal certainty.
The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is desperate to have its presidential candidate re-elected. They've weighted the game in their favour and now want to force Poles to vote in the middle of a pandemic. But the EU could step in and offer voters hope.
This year’s Pride celebrations were marked by violence as the ruling Law and Justice party ramped up its attacks on LGBTQI people in order to gin up support ahead of the October election.
Estonia has been in political turmoil for the past few months as the Estonian Centre Party made the shock decision to invite the right-wing conservative EKRE into new coalition after the liberal Reform Party won the parliamentary elections.
Anti-values parties inside the main political groups at the heart of the European Parliament have become stronger. But various pro-values coalitions are still possible in the new parliament.
The video that brought down Austria's government was devastating, but it was far from an isolated incident. Instead, it points to a much larger problem that exists across Europe.
Our representatives shouldn’t steal from us or sell out their own country. It seems like a pretty small ask, but it’s not — even in the EU.
We’ve created a tracker to show you what proportion of MEPs are anti-values, which political groups they belong to, and how they’re expected to do in the elections.