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Journalism in the Shadow of Covid-19

Join the International Press Institute (IPI) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) for the launch of IPI’s report on the impact of Covid-19 on journalism across Europe.

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Veto on EU Financial Package: EU Core Values Deserve Clear Message

Last Monday, Hungary and Poland blocked the EU’s historic financial package of 1.82 trillion euros. The right-wing nationalist governments of the two countries want to prevent the rule of law compliance conditionality in the distribution of EU funds. Meanwhile, the recently declared “State of Danger” in Hungary is being used by the government to amend the constitution again under the pretext of the Corona pandemic and to govern by decree. The new draft laws restrict the rights of LGBTI persons, undermine the transparency of expenditure of state funds and reduce the influence of opposition parties in the next parliamentary elections.

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Between Power & Responsibility – European Due Diligence in Supply Chains

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Poland – Defending Women’s Rights

The Constitutional Tribunal in Poland has granted a request by more than 100 right-wing conservative MPs and declared abortions, even on account of severe foetal defects, to be unconstitutional. The ruling paves the way for a further tightening of the Polish abortion law, which is already one of the strictest in the European Union. In the future, abortion will only be allowed in cases of rape, incest, or a serious health threat to the mother. The court’s decision was met with intense objections from the opposition and society and triggered mass protests throughout the country.

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EU Economic Leverage for Democratisation Abroad: The Case of Cambodia

 

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