To stop instances of corruption, the European Parliament is planning to put in place “firewalls” as well as “sound alarm bells early.”
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Three decades after independence, Slovakia is trailing Switzerland on the path of decision-making via direct democratic popular rights.
Czech former PM returned to court…to fight fraud accusations over a 2 million euro subsidy, days before a presidential election.
Russia’s ruling party is purging its ranks of opponents to the war in Ukraine with AI and algorithms that track voters’ social media activity.
Russian lawyer Leonid Krikun, who defended opposition and civil right activists in high-profile cases, has fled Russia, fearing for his safety.
2022 witnessed an increase in violence against journalists, especially in Russia, with many losing their lives for doing their job.
France’s arms industry has long armed authoritarian regimes like in Egypt and Saudi Arabia and is now setting sights on Europe due to the war in Ukraine.
It is ill-advised to organize a political election via the Internet. That is the conclusion reached by the research team of Bernard van Gastel.
Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark always rate highly on scales assessing democratic health, but it’s not easy to replicate their systems.
Voters in Swiss canton Bern have given short shrift to a proposal aimed at lowering the legal voting age to persons as young as 16.