The Council of Europe's verdict on human rights in Europe makes unpleasant reading, saying the continent's democratic environment and institutions are in "mutually reinforcing decline." What has gone so wrong?
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A recent Council of Europe report gave a stark warning on the state of European democracy, saying the democratic environment and institutions "are in mutually reinforcing decline." Dunja Mijatovic spoke to Conflict Zone.
Speaking to DW's Conflict Zone, Gunther Krichbaum, head of the Bundestag EU affairs committee, defended the EU decision to tie budget payments to the rule of law, saying it helps put pressure on problematic countries.
Budapest’s response to COVID-19 has been to suspend parliament and give Prime Minister Viktor Orban open-ended powers to rule by decree. Will the latest move by the ruling Fidesz party cement authoritarianism in Europe?
Talking on DW's Conflict Zone, the former French minister for European Affairs defended President Emmanuel Macron's record and said controversial reforms in her country are working.
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