‘Authoritarian shadows’ clouding the EU


The European Union is failing to address the threat of “authoritarian shadows” emanating from Russia, China and Belarus, according to a new analysis from Political Capital, the Budapest-based think-tank. The report details the results of a two-year-long research project with journalist Fabian Schmid from Austria, Bulgaria’s Center for the Study of Democracy, the Prague Security Studies Institute from Czechia, journalist Michal Kacewicz from Poland, Global Focus from Romania, and the Institute for Public Affairs from Slovakia, and with support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

The findings are discussed (above) by: Péter Krekó, director, Political Capital; Patrik Szicherle, analyst, Political Capital; Kevin Sheives, Associate Director at the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy; Reinhard Bütikofer, Germany, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (Greens/European Free Alliance); Katalin Cseh, Hungary, Momentum (RE); Radan Kanev, Bulgaria, Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (EPP).

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