Everything tagged with democracy
On October 25, 2016 the European Parliament adopted a resolution which calls on the European Commission to establish a mechanism for safeguarding democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights.[^EUDRF] …
Uncovering the inaccuracies and myths behind some of the most frequent eurosceptic arguments against EU membership
OneEurope contributor Rob Heslop argues that British PM David Cameron should accept Guy Verhofstadt's invitation to address the European Parliament on his proposals for EU reform.
What It Does? Who It Protects? Why It Matters?
For the first time since Greece’s accession to the European community in 1981, Greece stands in the middle of a crossroad as its commitment to European values and agreements is being questioned.
Will the clear NO vote in Sunday's referendum help Greek PM Alexis Tsipras negotiate a better deal for Greece with the country's European creditors?
OneEurope contributor Kareem Padraig A. McDonald argues that to achieve economic recovery Greece must live up to its international commitments and follow Ireland's example of economic discipline.
Europe is Greece and Greece is Europe. Yes or no, Greece's historic referendum will invariably determine Greece's fate within the Union.
Fourty years since the fall of the Junta, the Greek people is once again called to the polls to vote in the eigthth referendum of the country. This is a historic moment not just for Greece, but for the whole of Europe.
As Greek debt negotiations continue in Brussels, the country itself remains divided over its future.
The success of pro-Kurdish party HDP has been a big surprise.
Same sex couples are now allowed to marry in Ireland
What started in 2011 as a small Facebook group, has grown into a pan-European media. Today OneEurope has hundreds of active volunteers and tens of thousands of regular readers. In May 2015 OneEurope met in Berlin to discuss strategies and to plan for the future.
Belarus shows the lowest levels of freedom in Europe
How many of us secretly long for the perfect leader? Would we trade democracy for wealth and security?
Thousands of people have been killed and many more have been wounded and displaced in Ukraine in 2014
Localism's importance in democracy
The EU is at a crossroads, and the question Europe as a whole needs to ask itself is how it should cope with the growing demand for more democracy as well as more local and regional power within an increasingly globalised world. In this exclusive article for OneEurope, Peter Josika asks whether the current political structures meet the needs of our time and the foreseeable future.
On 8th of December the Albanian Youth marks a significant date in tribute to the Students Movement in 1990. On this date a group of students and their professors gathered in the Student’s city to start the protests that lead to the fall of communism in 1990.
The last part of the series looking at the underlying causes of the crisis in Ukraine
A three part guide to the crisis in Ukraine. In Part II the author discusses the relationship between economics and politics in Ukraine.
A three part guide to the crisis in Ukraine. In Part I the author looks at the international political context following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Berlin was once divided in two by a 155km concrete wall for 28 years from 13th August 1961 until 9th November 1989. Today we celebrate 25 years since the Fall of the Wall.
On 2 November 2014 Romanians went to the polls to elect a new president, but those abroad were left waiting for hours outside polling stations to cast their vote.
For the first time in history, the European Parliament decided upon the leading EU executive in a democratic vote.
By switching off public TV, democracy has taken a step back in Greece.
Which road is Erdogan taking?
A string of extreme measures against the internet, independent media, NGOs and individuals have been developing in Russia.
Independent experts group on current situation in the conflict area
In the surprising and turbulent aftermath of its recent municipal elections, is France politically lining up with the populist trend sweeping Europe?