06/12/2013 - 17:05
Early january the Slovak President, Ivan Gašparovič has once and for all refused to appoint Jozef Čentéš as Attorney General, even though he had been legally elected by the Parliament. This refusal has led to an attempt of impeaching the President. Was that a disproportionate measure?
A justified presidential refusal
A step back for the young democracy

06/12/2013 - 09:02
Early elections of March 2012 were marked by the unprecedented victory of SMER-SD, which formed the first single party government of the post-communist era of Slovakia. Which direction has the country taken under the aegis of Prime Minister Robert Fico?
The government's success is not questionable anymore
A year later: only an apparent success

06/05/2013 - 13:14
In June 2012 the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament, passed the law "On the principles of the state language policy", a measure relative to the the usage of minority languages, provoking much controversy.
A statute eroding national identity
A statute "On the principles of the state language policy", a necessity indeed

05/27/2013 - 19:26
European politicians in Brussels make decisions which increasingly influence the lives of the EU citizens in their daily routine. Those who are concerned, however, often feel excluded - some people are calling this a democratic deficit. Is it wise to increase the legislative competence of the European Parliament?
Extending the powers of the European Parliament for a more democratic Europe
Denying further rights to the European Parliament - not dismissing the idea of a European democracy

05/25/2013 - 17:02
The Customs Union of the Eurasian Economic Community was founded in 2010. The Union today includes Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, and would gladly welcome the Ukraine. Is a new Union with Russia the best option for the Ukraine? Or has it no real economic benefit for the country?
Union with Russia has no plausible economic justification
Customs Union is a reasonable alternative to the EU

04/27/2013 - 10:44
The French legislative elections were held from June 10th - 17th last year. Does the crushing defeat of the UMP mean the end of the party, which was the first one to form the French Right? Or will the party of the former president make a new start instead?
UMP refreshed, but not washed down by the pink wave
The PS has means to implement its program

04/27/2013 - 10:23
Since François Hollande became the seventh President to be elected in the Fifth Republic, his Lady had been only shedding ink. She supported the socialist dissident Olivier Falorni, while the party supported his opponent in the election of La Rochelle. The politico-medial sphere quickly denounced a mixture of genres.
Valérie Trierweiler is wrong to believe she is free
Valérie Trierweiler should find her rightful place next to the new President

01/31/2013 - 02:22
Friday, March 30th 2012, the recently elected Prime Minister Robert Fico confirmed his intention to abolish the post of Government vice-president responsible for human rights and national minorities. Is this the first sign of a toughening regime or is it simply an austerity measure?
Mistreatment of Human and National Minority Rights
Misinterpretation of the protection of Human Rights

01/31/2013 - 02:00
Robert Fico was once again elected on April 4th 2012. His style of governing seems to have undergone a radical change since his first term as head of government from 2006 – 2010. How should we interpret his way of governing? Can Robert Fico be described as a populist?
A Social-democratic Program must not be mistaken for Populism
The Calm before the Storm