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Eastern European Politics

Bulgaria could be headed for its third national parliamentary elections in a year

July 22, 2021

Something old, something new: the snap Bulgarian elections of July 2021

July 22, 2021

Identity versus global politics: Euroscepticism in Croatia and Serbia

June 28, 2021

LGBTI activists face growing opposition across Eastern Europe

June 9, 2021

Voters can close the gender gap in Latvia's forthcoming municipal elections

May 25, 2021
May 11, 2021

The Visegrád Group: an uneasy balance between East and West

Aliaksei Kazharski Following the end of the Cold War, the Visegrád 4 of Hungary, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia embarked on a 'return to the West'. These countries, writes Aliaksei Kazharski, are hardly beacons of democracy. But could they anchor Europeanisation and democratic change in East-Central Europe? Read more
April 27, 2021

Belarus-Poland relations: minorities caught in-between

Hanna Vasilevich Diplomatic tensions between Poland and Belarus intensified throughout March 2021. In response, Belarusian authorities initiated repressive legislation targeting civil society and protestors. But in so doing, they also affected national minorities in Belarus, writes Hanna Vasilevich Read more
April 13, 2021

Bulgaria after its national elections: new kids on the block

Dragomir Stoyanov The success of new challenger parties in Bulgaria's recent national election has reconfigured the country's party system. Dragomir Stoyanov speculates that this may well mark an end to the decade-long era of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Read more
March 25, 2021

Volodymyr Zelensky has upped the ante in his fight against pro-Russian propaganda. But is his latest move a miscalculation?

Kiryl Kascian In February 2021, Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky banned three TV channels branded pro-Russian propaganda. Sanctions and criminal charges against politicians and public figures followed. But these measures, argues Kiryl Kascian, cannot help Ukraine's counter-Russian strategy Read more
January 29, 2021

Joe Biden will balance security interests and the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe

Veronica Anghel Under the Biden administration, the EU stands to have an ally against authoritarian tendencies in some Central and Eastern European countries writes Veronica Anghel. But US involvement will not be transformative Read more

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