These disciplinary procedures are nothing to do with safeguarding judicial service standards but are an attempt to silence judges and ensure their submission to the Ministry of Justice.
Algerians use independence day celebrations for pro-democracy campaign
Using tools as varied as cyberattacks, malign finance and information operations, Russian government-linked actors have interfered in EU member states. European democracies have mobilised to confront this challenge, but more action is needed – and fast.
Poland’s government pushed through reforms that rights groups said gave it more control over courts.
Watch again: Hong Kong chief 'sincerely' sorry — but won't resign
A song from Les Misérables was heard on the streets of Hong Kong as hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied against their Beijing-backed rulers.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison early Monday and called for the removal of “evil” leader Carrie Lam amid mass protests.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán together with his wife, lay down white roses on the tomb. The Late Prime Minister Imre Nagy was a communist reformer but he was arrested and hanged on the 16 June in 1958 for his involvement during the revoultion in 1956.
The flouting of European values that led to the Fidesz’s suspension from the European People’s Party in March has not changed.
What has changed is that the outcome of the elections has made Fidesz realize that it needs to stay in the EPP.
Rights groups and witnesses say the number of those killed in the violence could run into the thousands. Chinese authorities have never released a full death toll and have banned any public commemoration.
The recent European elections show that many countries in Europe are struggling to contain the rise of far-right populist parties antagonistic towards democracy. In Ireland, however, democracy has a spring in its step.
Crowds shouted 'go to prison' as Romania's Liviu Dragnea was taken to jail for corruption.
Rebuilding people's trust in institutions is the world's greatest challenge, Angel Gurria, head of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), told Euronews' Jannat Jalil.
Does increasing electoral system proportionally actually cause more responsive policymaking? If it does, do the benefits of a reform outweigh possible side effects?
"There is not an east-west divide [in Europe]. There is a divide in the brain of the Orbans of this world. Of Dragnea in Romania.”
Several gay rights activists have been arrested after clashing with police at an unauthorised pride march in Cuban capital, Havana.
During the recent Democracy Alive festival in Texel, the Netherlands, we had the opportunity to ask some candidates to the European Commission Presidency, MEP's, activists and volunteers about their views on why the EU Elections turnout is traditionally so low.
The tyranny of the majority is precisely what happens when a democratic system is downgraded to majority rule.
Turkey’s main opposition accused authorities of “plain dictatorship” after officials ordered a re-run of elections in Istanbul where President Tayyip Erdogan's party suffered a surprise defeat.
Europe is popular again but if it is to stay that way, it needs to build its relationship with citizens on deeper foundations.
Spain's new voters: Law change gives disabled right to vote
Has data-driven electioneering fundamentally changed since the [Cambridge Analytica] scandal broke? Or is it still business as usual?
"There are perceptions that are entrenched in societies, which hide the role of women and describe it in certain terms which suggest that a woman going out on the street, standing against injustice is ... heroic. However, it is normal because a woman is a creature with responsibilities."
Democracy is worth celebrating, at least that's the message of the Democracy Alive festival.
Technology can play a big part in helping to create and sustain effective connections between citizens and governments – both national and local. These connections can exist without technology, but it is a powerful, flexible and accessible enabler.
The death of liberal democracy has been announced prematurely. But without efforts to counter populism and pessimism, it could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.