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8/3/21, 11:21 AM

Commission vs Hungary and Poland: some (strictly legal) observations

While the clash between the EU and Hungary on the law for the migration of minors still hits the news, let’s set the focus for a second on the strictly legal aspects of the controversy.
7/5/21, 9:24 AM

Cancel culture, the new European value

The European Council of 24-25 June 2021 was historical but not for the reasons you might think. Where some saw a vocal defence of “common values” against the umpteenth attack from the Hungarian government, others saw a worrying evolution amid the one-sided media noise: the official advent at the highest political level of cancel culture in the EU.
4/26/21, 10:00 AM

Von der Leyen, Michel, Erdoğan and the Future of Europe

Three weeks later, Von der Leyen’s humiliation in Istanbul in front of a poor-spirited Charles Michel and a sly Erdogan is still the talk of the town, in Brussels and beyond. No wonder, this incident is much more than a storm in a glass of water or the perfect buzz for social network and meme addicts. This picture is rather the metaphor of some of the EU’s most pressing challenges and an embarrassing admission of its weakness.
4/1/21, 9:19 AM

The Spanish Government: a test case for the EU’s Rule of Law mechanism?

Apologies, not an inch of analysis or personal thoughts in today’s post, only facts.
3/16/21, 11:14 AM

The chronicle of collective madness: the Keira Bell case

Last December the High Court of London delivered a landmark judgment which is called to make an impression. Or rather, to enlighten on the ideological and medical drifts on a subject which does not allow an appeased debate: transsexuality and that of minors in particular. By Rodrigo Ballester.
2/8/21, 10:05 AM

Big Techs and politics: the self-proclaimed fifth power

Do we want to sail those waters preserving our democracies or are we ready to trade our rights for a couple of clicks to a trust of “illuminated” Big Techs? By Rodrigo Ballester.
1/11/21, 12:27 PM

The art of the veto, the art of the deal

Now, as the "media noise" is dying away it's worth looking back to the Hungarian-Polish veto of 2020. Was it something actually extraordinary in the way the majority of the media coverage presented? Or not at all? A unique analysis by Rodrigo Ballester.
11/30/20, 10:25 AM

The unknown Pacelli-list

Pius XII’s legacy: don’t let lies get in the way of a true story.
11/9/20, 8:55 AM

While Spain gently sinks - salami tactics at the shade of the pandemic

Spain is on its way to become a copy of Maduro's Communist Venezuela? Spanish political landscape by Rodrigo Ballester.
10/21/20, 2:00 PM

Islamist Separatism: Macron Unveils the Veil on Radical Islam in France

A comprehensive analysis of Macron's latest big speech on Islamist extremism in France by Rodrigo Ballester.
10/13/20, 3:37 PM

Je suis Quinn Simmons

A talented sportsman succinctly expressing its sympathy for Trump on social networks, a young men simply daring to contradict a sport journalist who felt morally superior to millions of American voters, a white person using a black hand? Rodrigo Ballester on the Simmons scandal.

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