Upcoming Event: Armed Forces Under Democratic Control. From National to European Oversight

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Placing armed forces under democratic control is one of the major achievements of Western democracies in the last century. Parliamentary oversight mechanisms were established with the aim to hold armed forces democratically accountable towards state and society and make sure that their deployment is controlled by elected authorities.

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Upcoming Event: Liberal Lunch with Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas

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Estonia is about to complete the first half of its EU council presidency. With the multi-facetted challenges the European Union is currently facing, Estonia has ascribed itself to the Motto of ‘Unity through balance’ in order to reconcile the EU Member States.

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Ever-changing & ever so urgent: The Future of Financing Journalism

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The media environment is becoming increasingly digital and mobile and more and more people consume news directly on social media. While the potential to reach a wide audience has never been higher, this fast-paced, algorithm-driven news reality can pose a challenge to financing quality and investigative journalism.

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