EU Takes Aim at Romania Over Rule of Law

It’s becoming almost routine: The leader of an Eastern European country is brought to Brussels and harshly criticized for allegedly undermining the rule of law and democracy back home. On Wednesday, it was the turn of Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, a Social Democrat.

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EU and Poland In Fight Over ‘Heart and Soul’ of Europe

In Poland, demonstrators are dressing famous statues in a white T-shirt with a single word emblazoned on them: “Constitution.” It’s a protest that goes to the heart of a deepening constitutional conflict in Poland, where the ruling nationalist right-wing party is accused of tightening an authoritarian grip on the country’s judicial system while also stifling dissenting voices and fomenting far-right nationalism.

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EU Parliament Reprimands Hungary, Opening Political Fight

With drama and bitter accusations, the European Parliament’s battling factions – largely divided between left-wing and right-wing parties – hurled insults at each other Tuesday during a debate on whether Hungary should face sanctions for what some say are anti-democratic laws passed in recent years under a nationalist government.

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