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Aftershock—A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams: John Feffer in Conversation with Tina Rosenberg

Speaking with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Tina Rosenberg, John Feffer discusses his new book on Central and Eastern Europe’s multiple transformations and the fate of the liberal project.

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Q&A: Defending Europeans’ Right to Protest

Research in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans has confirmed what many people in the region know already: too many governments are using bureaucratic tricks—and brute force—to restrict the basic right to free speech.

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Russia’s Presence in France Goes Deeper Than RT
While questions about the proper role of Russian state-backed media in France are important, the longstanding historical, cultural, and political links between the two countries are being overlooked.
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Five Steps the EU Must Take to Protect Civil Society

With attacks on the public space unfurling across the European Union, it is essential that the EU take swift and decisive action to protect the foundational values and institutions that undergird democracy.

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The Three Currents Roiling the Waters of British Politics

The results from a series of focus groups with UK voters paint a picture of an electorate that is uneasy about politics, uncertain about the future, and nostalgic about a supposedly better recent past.

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Infringement Proceedings as a Tool for the Enforcement of Fundamental Rights in the European Union

At a time where EU powers to enforce fundamental rights are challenged, this report is an invitation to the European Commission to revisit its use of infringement proceedings.

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Speaking with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Tina Rosenberg, John Feffer discusses his new book on Central and Eastern Europe’s multiple transformations and the fate of the liberal project.