A vote of 62-55 was passed after months of political argument, to declare only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country. This is something members of the Arab minority calls racist and verging on apartheid
Malgorzata Gersdorf says she wants to ‘protect the rule of law’ against government reforms that critics including the EU say undermine judicial independence.
Open letter to the European Commission
The march comes before the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of hundreds - and possibly thousands - of students protesting against the repressive rule of China's communist party.
The leader of the protest movement that has rocked Armenia has called a pause in the campaign of civil disobedience while he seeks assurances that the ruling party will back him to be the next prime minister.
Demonstrators claim former president Serzh Sarkisyan has mounted a power grab by moving from one job to the other, and his actions threaten democracy.
Today’s edition of The Brief from Brussels is entirely devoted to French President Emmanuel Macron’s Strasbourg speech on the future of Europe. We
For those left disillusioned by capitalism, communism and democratization, is there an alternative narrative more inspiring than populism?
Armenia is completing its transition to a parliamentary system of government, that the ruling coalition has lauded as a step towards greater democracy. But many argue the change has simply been high-jacked to extend former President Serzh Sargsyan's grip on power.
A project measuring the health of democracy in eastern European countries has logged the most year-on-year decline in scores across the region in 23 years.
Moldova's government has banned Russian news and political broadcast, but it seems there is little appetite for such a drastic measure among the public. Many plan to go online instead.
The Economist Intelligence Unit's new report suggests democracy may be in regression
The 21-year-old has been imprisoned for three months for his role during the 2014 pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement” protests against the Chinese government.
The global risk consultancy says confidence in the political establishment and voter turnout have declined steeply. But it forecasts an encouraging year for the Eurozone.
Pro-democracy campaigners say China’s Communist Party leaders are chipping away at the autonomy of the former British colony.
Albanian police and demonstrators clashed outside the parliament in Tirana during the election of the new prosecutor.
Activists say the semi-autonomous city risks losing its rights and freedoms under growing pressure from Beijing.
The Hungarian government accuses the opposition of enrolling Brussels to resist the Fidesz-Christian Democrat coalition, and says criticisms bear no relation to reality.
The only way to protect the liberal world order is for powers, beginning with the EU, to step into the breach, writes Guy Verhofstadt
Turkey’s ‘Iron Lady’ Meral Aksener is proving that democracy in the country is still alive and kicking
Hong Kong's highest court has released pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of sparking massive protests in 2014
The preference of some countries to isolate themselves within their borders is self-defeating, but it would be a serious mistake for others to respond by imposing strict isolation, writes Javier Solana
Voters in the wealthy Italian regions will head to the polls on October 22