Insurgent Conservativism in Romania

Insurgent conservatism is on the rise. New conservative civil society groups and movements are trying to expand their social base and mobilise adherents as they frame their action(ism) as rebellion against, or counterculture to, the dominant cultural and political narrative of modernisation and renewal.


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Democracy and the State of Emergency: Easing Measures and Rising Tensions in the Struggle with the Corona Crisis in the Western Balkans, Croatia and Slovenia

While the anti-Corona measures are being relaxed in most cases, the State of Emergency has not been lifted in all countries of the region, yet. North Macedonia is struggling with a worrisome increase of infections. Five countries of the region are preparing for elections. The Corona virus crisis is in a way a mirror held up to each country revealing its strengths and weaknesses as well as its state of democracy.

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A State of Emergency and a Pandemic: Constitutional Frameworks Analysis

In Bosnia and Herzegovina the term human rights is a platitude mostly used for daily political purposes without real understanding of the term, and especially without raised awareness of effective mechanisms for human rights protection.

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Instrumenti zelene tranzicije: održivi razvoj, cirkularna, bioekonomija i kreativna ekonomija

Cirkularna je ekonomija implementacija koncepta održivog razvoja u području gospodarstva, odnosno konkretizacija ideje održive ekonomije. Hrvatska je u području implementacije koncepta cirkularne ekonomije na začelju Europske unije.


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Jobwende: Effects of the Energiewende on Work and Employment

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that greenhouse gas emissions will have to be reduced to zero by 2050 at the latest if global warming is to be limited to 1.5 °C. If we fail to achieve that objective, we risk setting in motion mechanisms whose consequences are almost impossible to predict – and today still appear abstract and unreal. The current scientific consensus suggests that the effects will far exceed the increase in extreme weather events already observed. We face the irredeemable destruction of entire ecosystems, and with them the livelihoods of whole societies.

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Green Recovery and Social Democracy: Programmatic Challenges for a Climate-neutral Europe

Social democrats in Europe should use the Green Deal to bring together key issues such as climate protection, decent work, social cohesion and economic development in a renewed drive for progress and recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic

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Democracy and the State of Emergency Political Battles Emerging out of the Corona Crisis in the Western Balkans, Croatia and Slovenia Report Two

This is the second in a series of reports which sets out to analyse the effects of the Corona crisis management on institutions, political and civil rights, parties, civil society, as well as external factors. While the governments have managed to prevent the healthcare systems from collapse, we can see a gradual relaxation of the measures affecting civil and political rights. The fight against the Corona pandemic is becoming more and more of a political battle demonstrating clearly the different strengths and weaknesses of the respective democracies.



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Political Trends & Dynamics Special Edition The COVID-19 Pandemic in Southeast Europe: Experiences on the Ground

The global COVID-19 pandemic will long be remembered as an inflection point in personal life as well as in global politics and history. While the full scope and depth of the crisis – in terms of public health but also economics and social politics in its entirety – cannot yet be fully predicted, its costs will be doubtlessly severe. But the world is being remade, we know that much.

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Academia in Dialogue Online: Education beyond Reconciliation

From 8th to 12th of June, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Regional Dialogue Southeast Europe and the Institute for Democratic Engagement Southeast...

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung gives Human Rights Award 2020 to Zoran Zaev

On the second anniversary of signing the Prespa Agreement, the Friedrich-EbertStiftung announces that Zoran Zaev will be awarded the Human Rights...

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More Social Convergence in EU Enlargement Policy

The EU-summit on May 6, 2020, will confirm the good news for the Western Balkans: the European Commission will start accession talks with North...

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