Covid-battered Bulgaria is heading to polls for the third time in a year. But a hung Parliament looms, again.
- Despite the critical health conditions of President Miloš Zeman, the country may soon be headed by a new, pro-European government led by Petr Fiala. What will outgoing PM Andrej Babiš make of it?
- European law has no precedence over the Constitution, says the government-controlled Constitutional Court. Polexit now looks like more than fantasy.
- The public opinion is losing sight on the democratic backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe. Equally distracted, the EU risks a shipwreck on fundamental values.
- A reflection on the changing international scenario after the pandemic by former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato, building on the legacy of this year’s Venice Seminars.
- After solving the naming dispute and getting admitted into NATO, the Republic of North Macedonia will soon be called to a snap election. At stake will be the country’s determination to join the EU beyond the many, history-rooted obstacles.
- Having missed the 2008-2009 opportunity to follow Monnet’s teachings, Europe now should act dramatically at the April 23 leaders’ gathering. It is very rare that a train passes twice but, from the current bickering among EU capitals, the intention seems to be to miss that train again.
- Democracies may be devastated by emergency governance, but crises are also moments of collective learning, says the LSE’s professor of politics and author of a “prophetic” book on the “Politics of Last Resort”.
- How and why Viktor Orbán exploited the European coronavirus crisis to harden ever more his rule over Hungary