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.
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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.
There are more than 500 million people living currently in the European Union. How can they influence the decisions on the European level which are related to their lives?
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Kis, the philosopher and first chairman of the true liberal party in post-1989 Hungary (the Free Democrats), described Orbán as a “spoilt kid” because he was almost sick with a desperation for power. That sickness which has already infected the country must not be allowed to spread to Europe.
Farage accused Westminster of not being in touch with public opinion on the subject of Brexit, to which Anna Maria Corazza Bildt replied: "No, only you are."
The decline of EU values in individual member states has, sadly, demonstrated the failure of the European Commission to fulfill its most important task – to serve as ‘Guardian of the Treaties.’
Members of the European Parliament have scolded Nicaragua for the country's lack of freedom of speech.
Democracy in Europe has 'declined more than any other region,' signalling a 'democratic malaise,' the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index has found.
Leaders of the 2017 Catalan independence referendum are facing a combined total of 217 years in prison for inciting rebellion. Defending their rights is in the self-interest of Europe if it wants to remain a leading force for democracy.
Having sealed the transition from dictatorship to flourishing democracy, the Spanish Constitution has been glue holding Spain together for decades. As the country marks 40 years since it was adopted, does it continue to serve the Spanish people?
Sooner rather than later [...] the EU must be able to prevent and correct breaches of Union values. We should create the powers to apply sanctions – if necessary including financial sanctions - that can act as effective deterrence.
The rulers [in Poland] do not behave as if they were meaningful constrained by law; whenever it does not suit their political purposes, they simply amend it. This is not a rule of law, this is rule by law.
Brexit threatens what's left of Europe's washed-up and worn-out project - that's why it's ridiculed by the EU, writes former UK Labour Councillor Sam Stopp.
It is clear that at the highest levels of the Cabinet, Conservative politicians are worried about criticising Hungary in any way, because they want to secure favourable treatment in the Brexit negotiations, writes British Labour MEP Theresa Griffin.
Euronews asks British members of the European Parliament to share their views on the recent vote on the rule of law in Hungary, in which the Tories were the only ruling conservative party in western Europe to oppose taking disciplinary action against Viktor Orbán's government.
It is important to note that the Tories sit in the European Parliament along with PiS, the Polish ruling party, who have taken very hostile actions against the independence of the judiciary in their country. These actions leave you wondering whether the Tories see democracy as a priority.