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illiberalism

Hungarian government's dashed hopes for approval from Trump

Thomas O. Melia made it clear that criticism coming from the highest ranked member of the US Embassy in Hungary, the Chargé d’Affaires, are not personal remarks -- they reflect Washington's official position.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
8 Dec 2017 Hungary

Guerrilla tactics to defend democracy in Eastern Europe

While the governing social-democrats (PSD) try to take political control of the judiciary in Romania, citizens and a small opposition party employ creative tactics to resist. Poles might find this story sickeningly familiar. 
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
8 Dec 2017 Eastern Europe

Inside the basement of a fascist ex-governor 

Before Marian Kotleba installed the gym in the basement of his regional office, the place was a used as a storage for official documentation. However, Mr. Kotleba decided at some point during his term that his priorities lay elsewhere.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
6 Dec 2017 Slovakia

Janusz Waluś -- murderer, neo-fascist, racist and idol of the alt-right

The National-Radical Camp (ONR), an extreme nationalist movement, organizes a tournament of  indoor soccer to commemorate Janusz Waluś. The only thing their idol is famous for is killing a leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
5 Dec 2017 Poland

George Soros breaks his silence 

George Soros, the Hungarian-American financier, is tired of being portrayed as the devil himself by the Hungarian government. He launched an information campaign telling people the truth about his work and the NGOs affiliated with him.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
4 Dec 2017 Hungary

How to beat an illiberal government

If the left criticizes the ruling party all the time in very radical tones -- even when they are right -- then the opposition loses credibility.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
30 Nov 2017 Eastern Europe

Austrian president blocks far-right politicians from key positions

The Federal President has never been an enthusiast of the of Freedom Party (FPÖ). Recently, he named particular FPÖ politicians, whom he considers unfit for ministerial offices. And he is sticking to his guns.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
17 Nov 2017 Austria

George Soros -- the enemy every illiberal government wants to have

Despite playing an important role in countries from the Eastern block joining the European Union, or perhaps because of this, Soros is now the symbol of everything that illiberal governments are rallying their electorate against.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
24 Oct 2017 Europe
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