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Europe’s struggle with democracy

‘The European Union is too far removed from its citizens,’ is a sentence uttered all too often. Europhiles have passionately defended the democratic nature of the union and its institutions. In 2014 the Spitzenkandidaten-procedure was introduced to increase the influence of the European Parliament and start a European public debate around the elections. The process […]

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How Brexit Could Mean a Shift to the Right for the Whole EU

The far-right undercurrent in Europe is nothing new, but experts are now warning that these former marginal pockets of extremism are gaining support from a much wider and more diverse section of society. This new wave of ultra-conservatism combined with the anticipated exodus of the UK’s stabilising presence in the European Parliament suggests a major […]