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Barbara Grabowska-Moroz: The Pegasus scandal in Poland – between old problems with state surveillance and the current rule of law crisis

Our Post-doctoral Research Fellow Barbara Grabowska-Moroz calls for the transformation of captured institutions in her analysis of the Pegasus scandal in Poland in a new piece for About:intel.

New Report: Examples of successful housing desegregation as a precondition of Roma integration

The CEU Democracy Institute has released a transnational thematic report entitled “Examples of Successful Housing Desegregation as a Precondition of Roma Integration” developed within the Roma Civil Monitor 2021-2025 initiative with participation of CSOs from six EU Member States.

Sarah Ganty and Dimitry V. Kochenov: Hijacking Human Rights to Enable Punishment by Association

In a post for the Strasbourg Observers academic blog, our Research Affiliate Sarah Ganty and Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup discuss the decision of the European Court

Balint Madlovics: From State Socialism to Post-Communist Capitalism. Critical Perspectives

“Even for those not specializing in the region, the book is worth reading from a methodological perspective,” our Junior Research Fellow Balint Madlovics writes in his review on Ivan Szelenyi’s book in Europe-Asia Studies.

Balint Mikola on the Populist Wave in Slovakia

Our Post-Doctoral Fellow Balint Mikola and Tomas Madlenak assess in their post on the blog of our Authlib project how pervasive different populist strategies have been in Slovakia and whether there is a chance to overcome them.

Barbara Grabowska-Moroz: What Can Non-Governmental Organizations Do Within EU Procedures for Safeguarding the Rule of Law?

“The process of erosion of democracy and the rule of law […] has led to the involvement of the EU institutions in the process of protecting the values on which the EU […] is built,” our Post-doctoral Fellow Barbara Grabowska-Moroz writes in the Wiktor Osiatynski Archive’s special report Unleashing the Power of EU Law.

Edit Zgut-Przybylska: Orbán’s Informal Power: The EU’s Growing Assertiveness and Overlooking of Media Capture

“One of the absolute conditions of any type of democracy is that political power is not possessed and monopolized by one individual or a group,” our re:constitution Fellow Edit Zgut-Przybylska writes in the Wiktor Osiatynski Archive’s special report Unleashing the Power of EU Law.

Violetta Zentai: No Choice Between Fighting Antigypsism and the Expansion of Social Rights

“The fight for Roma equality is to be promoted by framing intervention strategies based both on the fight against antigypsyism and on the expansion of social rights, ideally in alliance with each other,” our Senior Research Fellow Violetta Zentai writes in The Progressive Post.

Judit Szakacs, Eva Bognar: Digital News Report - Hungary

This year’s Reuters Institute Digital News Report provides evidence that news audiences are becoming more dependent on digital and social platforms. Our researchers, Judit Szakacs and Eva Bognar wrote the chapter on Hungary.

Laurent Pech: The European Court of Justice’s Jurisdiction Over National Judiciary Related Measures

The study of our Senior Research Fellow Laurent Pech, requested by the EP’s AFCO Committee, focuses on the scope of the Court of Justice of the EU’s jurisdiction over national measures relating to the organization of national judiciaries.