The New York Times: Laws used to fight pandemic are in some cases weakening democracies, report says.
Politico: Coronavirus pandemic ‘weakening’ rule of law in EU countries: Report
Reuters: EU singles out Poland, Hungary, Slovenia over sliding media freedom
The Guardian: The Guardian view on Covid and civil liberties: keeping a close watch on government
Radio Free Europe: EU Lawmakers Debate 'Worrying Developments' For Media Freedom In Hungary, Poland, Slovenia
EUObserver: Covid-19: Democracy and rule of law under pressure in EU
About the report
The report EU 2020: Demanding on Democracy covers 14 EU countries. It is the most in depth exercise of this kind by an NGO network covering developments in 2020. The report was prepared by Liberties together with its member and partner organisations, to feed this year’s consultation by the European Commission on the state of the rule of law in the EU.
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