A new crisis front is shaking Europe and threatens to definitively spark a conflict between Russia and Western countries. While in Ukraine the Russian army reports that is has conquered Severodonetsk and there is a resurgence of missile attacks on Kyiv, Odessa, Kharkiv, and most lately Kremenchuk, the tug-of-war currently taking place between Lithuania and the Russian Federation risks unpredictable consequences.
- Orbán and Morawieczi will now have to explain to their domestic audiences how to cope with the possible EU funds slashing. Not an easy task.
- The turning of migrants into political weapons is the latest proof of the irrelevance of the UN refugee protection system in the 21st century. It is high time to reform 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.
- As the EU’s big powers are focused on responding to the health and economic emergency, Kaczyński’s PiS pushes to hold an unprecedented mailbox election
- The latest investigation of Riccardo Cristiano on the pivotal role of Pope John Paul II during the cold war. A multifaceted analysis on the man standing between two superpowers during years of uncertainty and incomprehension.
- The EU’s worst paid teachers went on strike one month before the European Parliament elections. Their ongoing protest might have had an impact on the poll results.
- In many ways, Kaczynski’s economic policy is similar to Orbán’s in Hungary. It is a mix of welfare and statism, while remaining open to foreign investment.
- Protests were organised and attended by large numbers of people in Warsaw and in many Polish cities