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8/16/21, 8:11 AM

The EU needs more transparent rules to punish member states (A reply to Gerald Knaus)

Think tank founder Gerald Knaus proposes to fine Poland 5,2% billion Euros for not implementing an ECJ ruling. In fact, there are no clear rules for imposing fines. This must change.
8/11/21, 9:11 AM

The EU can break a member state if it chooses to

The EU can inflict murderous financial punishment on states who don’t implement rulings of the European Court of Justice. This instrument has never been used to really hurt a member state – but legally, it can. Poland may soon become the first country to feel the pain. The political consequences could be disastrous for all concerned, including the EU itself.
6/29/21, 9:50 AM

Can Free Media be a Danger to Freedom of Expression?

It’s never good when media freedom is supressed. But can the media themselves suppress freedom of speech? A leading German pollster thinks they do.
5/21/21, 8:55 AM

Political violence in Germany

German authorities began tracking „politically motivated crime” in 2001. In 2020, more such crimes were registered than in any year before. Social tensions are rising.
4/13/21, 9:33 AM

Prince Philip: The Passing of an Era

Not a man has passed away, but an era. The era of that type of Britishness. The end of the spirit says „Keep calm and carry on”.
3/22/21, 4:02 PM

Life after the EPP: A simple equation for Fidesz

The recent mediastorm around Fidesz's resignation from EPP has gone. But what're the next steps for Orbán?
1/29/21, 1:02 PM

How the EU mismanaged its Covid vaccination campaign

Why are some non-EU countries better than the EU at vaccinating their citizens against the Covid virus? By Boris Kálnoky.
11/23/20, 9:10 AM
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BILD, Tabloid Journalism and Populism

Populism has become a dirty word in politics, although in its original meaning it should be an elementary democratic virtue. What the People (“populus”) want, expect, express, should be part of the political discussion in any democracy.

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