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Eastern European Politics

'Women are not interested, nor are the voters'. The lack of female politicians on the eve of the Czech parliamentary election

October 5, 2021

How dictators try, but ultimately fail, to create loyal bureaucrats

September 16, 2021

How political leaders ‘securitise’ external threats to achieve their goals

August 30, 2021

🌊 Citizens pay the highest price for illiberal governments

August 24, 2021

Progressive mayors in Central Eastern Europe challenge the status quo

August 19, 2021
August 2, 2021

Why the High Representative had to criminalise Srebrenica genocide denial

Isak Nilsson Recent statements denying genocide and spreading hate in Bosnia and Herzegovina are hampering an already difficult process of national reconciliation. A law banning genocide denial is a step in the right direction, writes Isak Nilsson Read more
July 22, 2021

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

Ekaterina Rashkova Following the stalemate produced by April's elections, Bulgaria has just gone to the polls for the second time this year. Ekaterina Rashkova-Gerbrands argues that these elections have resolved nothing, leaving Bulgaria in a dilemma Read more
July 22, 2021

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

Dragomir Stoyanov Dragomir Stoyanov analyses the outcome of recent Bulgarian elections, which, just like the April elections a few months ago, have failed to resolve the power struggle between parties of the establishment and new protest parties. The prospect now looms for combined presidential and parliamentary elections in autumn Read more
June 28, 2021

Identity versus global politics: Euroscepticism in Croatia and Serbia

Vassilis Petsinis Euroscepticism manifests itself in different ways in the Balkans. Why? Vassilis Petsinis argues that grasping the differences between attitudes in different Balkan nations helps explain Serbia’s long and complex EU accession process Read more
June 9, 2021

LGBTI activists face growing opposition across Eastern Europe

Maja Gergorić Planning for forthcoming Pride months, LGBTI activists are aware of growing opposition to their cause. Yet, writes Maja Gergorić, anti-LGBTI rhetoric and policy meet with a strong and united LGBTI movement in Eastern European countries Read more

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