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Budging beyond Brexit

By Roger Liddle / 12 January, 2021

For half a century I have campaigned for a united Europe with Britain playing a full role. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) that was approved by the British Parliament on 30 December heralded, for me, a very bad and very very painful day. The TCA finalises Britain’s divorce from […]

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Romania keeps its right turn, but is there any hope for the Left?

By Iulian Stanescu / 11 December, 2020

The parliamentary elections in Romania on 6 December brought relief and even some hope for the future for Social Democrats. The party stabilised its level of support to 30 percent of the vote, virtually the same result as in the September local elections. However, centre-right parties secured around 40 percent […]

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What is left after the Romanian presidential elections?

By Ruxandra Ivan / 9 December, 2019

Because there is no authentic left-wing party, and because of a certain air du temps blowing conservatism across Central and Eastern Europe, the whole political spectrum in Romania has moved to the right.

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Did sexuality education become instrumentalised in Polish politics?

By Anna Pacześniak / 25 November, 2019

To win Polish presidential elections in May 2020, starting an ideological war on education is not beneficial. PiS faces a dilemma.

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Jail sentence for talking about sex in Poland

By Anka Grzywacz / 25 November, 2019

How Poland is further drifting the ultraconservative way with its draft law on the criminalisation of sexuality education without support of the majority of the population

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