The anticipated “Defence of Democracy package” is a new initiative to advance the European Commission’s goal to protect democracy within the EU. However, the concrete measures envisaged are at odds with its goal, because they risk harming NGOs.
Are EU citizens getting value for money? We discussed this with special guests joining Liberties' Democracy Drinks event in Berlin.
Smear campaigns are an attempt by powerful figures to undermine someone's credibility and reputation - with the goal of distracting public attention from something they are trying to keep quiet. Recovering from a smear campaign is tough, but possible.
Qatargate at the European Parliament, continued deep corruption in Hungary, unprotected whistleblowers everywhere. Liberties’ annual EU-wide rule of law report found rules created by governments were too weak to stop or reduce corruption in 2022.
Liberties’ Rule Of law Report 2023 shows that civil society continues to be given the cold shoulder by EU governments in 2022. This hostility feeds negative public perceptions of activists and contributes to the increasing dangers they face.
Liberties Rule of Law Report 2023
From addressing festering rule of law issues to curbing frivolous lawsuits, here are actions the Czech Republic should take during its EU Presidency to shore up European democracy.
Populism is a political style that has dominated public debate in Europe in recent years. But what does it actually mean to be populist? And why is populism potentially so dangerous?
The invasion of Ukraine opened the floodgates to disinformation. Follow our 6 step guide to protect yourself and avoid being swept away by untrustworthy news stories.
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