03/22/2012 - 23:48
Should one believe the current President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, who said 'the Polish Presidency has undoubtedly been one of the best in recent years'? Or rather has it been just a mediocre one, with some successes and well unrevealed failures?
A good presidency despite unfavorable climate
Polish performance overshadowed by internal and external difficulties

01/20/2012 - 13:39
A parliamentary election to both the Senate and the Lower House was held in Poland in 2011. Prime Minister Donald Tusk has become the first Polish leader to be re-elected since the end of communism. Does that mean a brighter future for Poland or is the attitude of the electors a mere sign of a democratic weakness?
The well-known scenario
Toward the stabilization of Poland's political arena

12/20/2011 - 03:28
Right after getting to power Fidesz-KDNP voted the new law about Hungarian dual citizenship. The measure was supported not only by the governing parties but also by the major part of the opposition. However, the left wing is still concerned about its effects.
The only hope
The concern of the left wing

11/16/2011 - 10:01
According to the supporters of the government this law is aimed to protect minors, to provide balanced information and to hold back the far-right. However national and foreign powers on the left wing, consider that with this law Viktor Orbán gets further in the building of a dictatorship.
A manipulated scandal
A new needle in the coffin of Hungarian democracy

09/14/2011 - 03:39
Within a democratic and modern Europe, Hungary chose a unique way to put its legal and republican system on new basis. The Parliament voted the new basic law by a two-third majority in April 2011.
Hungary, a democracy
Another one-party Constiution?

07/28/2011 - 18:17
Spain introduced the state of alarm in December 2010 because of the strike launched by air traffic controllers. The passengers stuck at the airports and the public opinion supported the measures. However, according to the critics, the decision endangers democracy.
Uncontrollable controllers?
An excessive measure

06/20/2011 - 12:18
Catalan independence is an eternal debate in the Spanish internal politics. In the last few years the political elite and a number of NGOs took important steps towards the independence of the region. At the same time, not every Catalan is in favour of the independence.
For complete sovereignty
Independence equals decadency