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12 06, 2020

Kosovo has a new government: again!

2020-06-12T22:53:18+01:00June 12th, 2020|

By Kaltrina Beqiri (Independent scholar, graduated at the University of Prishtina) The Pandemic of Covid-19 changed a lot for a lot of people around the world, for Kosovo it changed its government! The wind of change which was felt after the last elections in October 2019, did not last long. On 3rd February 2020, roughly [...]

23 04, 2020

Coalition talks in Ireland: the never-ending story?

2020-04-23T12:41:32+01:00April 23rd, 2020|

By Mary Brennan (University College Dublin) Ireland has a bicameral parliamentary system, with the lower house of parliament, Dáil Eireann comprising of 160 TDs (Teachta Dála or members of parliament) including that of the normally non-voting Ceann Comhairle (Chair of Dail / similar to the position of Speaker in the UK parliament), thereby the formation [...]

30 03, 2020

Janša’s third government in Slovenia

2020-03-30T16:18:34+01:00March 30th, 2020|

By Alenka Krašovec (University of Ljubljana) At the start of 2020 Slovenia seemed to face a new period of unstable government, an ongoing feature of the last decade. After the parliamentary elections in 2018, in September a coalition government of five parties was formed by Marjan Šarec, yet another political newcomer (after Zoran Janković, Alenka [...]

24 03, 2020

An unnatural marriage: the new coalition government in Moldova

2020-03-24T19:27:42+00:00March 24th, 2020|

By Marina Gorbatiuc (Institute of Legal, Political and Sociological Research, Chisinau) In spite of the “Red Code” declaration and 23 infected persons on March 16th, 2020 a new Coalition government was created in Moldova. We can highlight three reasons of its forming: 1. The Coalition was established responding to President Igor Dodon’ interests, especially in [...]

2 03, 2020

An earthquake with unclear consequences: the 2020 general election in Slovakia.

2020-03-02T11:02:34+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

By Peter Spac (Masaryk University) The 2020 general election in Slovakia was a massive victory of the opposition. The leftist party SMER that dominated Slovak politics for almost two decades failed to win its first general elections since 2006. The election showed two outcomes. First, it indicates a substantial change in the course of the [...]

27 02, 2020

Talk in Madrid

2020-08-12T11:33:10+01:00February 27th, 2020|

Lecture at University San Pablo CEU on “The Crisis of Representative Democracy and the Rise of Anti-political-establishment Parties”. […]

10 02, 2020

Sinn Féin, the third force in Irish politics

2020-02-11T10:02:26+00:00February 10th, 2020|

By Brigit Laffan (European University Institute) The Irish General Election 2020 was not an earthquake election but represents a major shift in Irish party politics. Fianna Fáil (FF) for long the dominant party in Irish politics lost its cartel status in 2011 following the financial crash and the arrival of the Troika. The outcome of [...]