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2007, 2017

Governing Croatia the HDZ way: re-shuffling

July 20th, 2017|

By Gorana Mišić (Central European University)

It is old news that the first coalition between HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union) and MOST (Bridge of Independent Lists) fell apart over the conflict of interest of the first deputy PM and HDZ President Tomislav Karamarko in June 2016 – after only six months in power. New elections in September […]

1307, 2017

CES Conference (UK)

July 13th, 2017|

Presentation at the 24rd Council for European Studies Annual Conference in Glasgow.

1307, 2017

Old Habits Die Hard: Romania’s Newest Midsummer Government Formation

July 13th, 2017|

By Veronica Anghel (University of Bucharest)

Following yet another electoral fortune, the Social Democratic Party of Romania (PSD) successfully formed the Grindeanu cabinet with support party the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) in December 2016. As the first year in the life of the Grindeanu cabinet unfolded, there was little change in the distribution […]

507, 2017

OSCE/ODIHR Seminar (Spain)

July 5th, 2017|

Moderator at the Roundtable with Party Representatives on the “The Potential for Political Finance Reform in Spain” (Valencia)


Juan Vicente Perez Aras (PP), Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the Improvement of Democracy, Fight against Corruption, and Legal and Institutional Reform of the Congress of Deputies
Artemi Rallo Lambaste (PSOE), Member of the Committee for the Improvement of […]

407, 2017

Meeting of experts (Sweden)

July 4th, 2017|

Meeting of “party finance experts” at International IDEA Headquarters (Stockholm) for the relaunching of the PFDB.

407, 2017

Organizational instability of the Serbian governments: Fifth SNS cabinet

July 4th, 2017|

By Boban Stojanović (University of Belgrade)

Serbia gets a new, fifth government since the 2012, when the Serbian Progressive Party came to power. After the election in 2012, we had twice early parliamentary elections, in 2014 on which Vučić had the goal to further increase his power and increase the number of MPs. With the same […]

2806, 2017

Elections in Albania: A country in need of democratic representation towards European integration

June 28th, 2017|

By Nisida Gjoksi (London School of Economics)

Albania broke-free from a 45 years long totalitarian communist regime in the 1990s. The road to democratization was strongly interlinked with the process of EU accession and the country received the candidate status in June 2014 and became a NATO member in 2009. Its path to democratization has been […]

2806, 2017

Fieldwork in Kyrgyzstan

June 28th, 2017|

Research at the National library and the Kyrgyz parliament (Dschogorku Kengesch) in Bishkek.

2306, 2017

School of Leaders (Poland)

June 23rd, 2017|

Keynote speech on “The Crisis of Political Parties and Democracy” at the 25th School of Political Leaders (Szkoła Liderów) in Warsaw (Poland).

2006, 2017

Newspaper interview (Chile)

June 20th, 2017|

Interview on “EU-UK Brexit negotiations”, Chile’s leading newspaper (El Mercurio)