Types of democracy

Hungary’s Orban Tries to Give ‘Illiberalism’ a Makeover

But since Orban's ruling Fidesz party returned to power in 2010, it has become the must-attend event for right-wing Hungarian intelligentsia loyal to Fidesz.

It was a speech in 2014 that made the biggest waves internationally as Orban set out a vision for an "illiberal state" that became a template for nationalist-populists everywhere.

Iohannis welcomes Venice Commission's adopting parameters on relationship between majority, opposition

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis welcomes the adoption by the Venice Commission of "Parameters on the relationship between the parliamentary majority and the opposition in a democracy: a checklist," according to a press statement released by the Presidential Administration.

Democracy tainted

Speaking of Tuesday's attack on the Parliament in Athens, House Speaker Nikos Voutsis said that the assault "offers nothing to social struggles." But the incident in which vandals threw paint at the front of the building, an attack which was claimed by the anti-establishment group Rouvikonas, had something to offer to some people.

ND protests prosecutor's appeal in favor of Koufodinas

The opposition New Democracy party has reacted strongly to the decision by the Supreme Court prosecutor to appeal a decision by a judicial council not to grant a fresh furlough to convicted November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas.

"No serious democracy is blackmailed by terrorists or their admirers," New Democracy said in a statement.

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