Threats and undermining of the press: media freedom in Hungary, Poland and Slovenia

The state of media freedom in Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia is increasingly getting worse. Independent news outlets are rarer and limited, and the governments directly threaten journalists. Media freedom is suffering. According to the “2020 World Press Freedom Index” of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Hungary and Poland are in the “orange zone” of the ranking,Continua a leggere “Threats and undermining of the press: media freedom in Hungary, Poland and Slovenia”

Taking a side between trade, defence, illusions in the new transatlantic relations

The European Union deceives itself if it thinks its problems in the transatlantic relations are over with Donald Trump’s defeat and Joe Biden’s arrival in the White House. Compared to his predecessor, the new US president has shown remarkable openness and a multilateralist attitude. However, it’s a mistake to think Biden will solve the EU’sContinua a leggere “Taking a side between trade, defence, illusions in the new transatlantic relations”

Kaja Kallas and the liberal Estonia of the future

After the resignation of Jüri Ratas (Estonian Centre Party) on January 13th, due to an inquiry entailing alleged corruption charges against his party, Kaja Kallas, the centre-right Reform Party’s leader, has become the first female Estonian Prime Minister. The list of the leading women in Northern Europe is growing faster. This is good news forContinua a leggere “Kaja Kallas and the liberal Estonia of the future”