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Montenegro: something had to give

The resignation of Milo Djukanovic, who has ruled Montenegro since 1991, is the logical end result of a political establishment whose contradictions could no longer hold the country together.

The geopolitics of Trumpology

A look at the curious emergence of pro-Trumpism among the far-right parties of Greece, Hungary and Estonia.

Populism, nationalism and transnationalism

An interview with Benjamin de Cleen, Assistant Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, on nationalism vs populism, the Flemish far-right and the limits of the cordon sanitaire.

Moazzam Begg and The Confession, Part Two.

"Whatever you want to think about Moazzam Begg...  the film demands that you recognize that the rule of law, that quintessential British value, has not been exercised in our time."

The EU could be about to give a 3.5 billion euro subsidy to arms companies

Do we want a social Europe that invests in people and peace, or do we want one that focuses on arms, militarism and war?

Welcome to stay? The question of integration in Germany

Germany's integration policies ignore crucial obstacles preventing refugees from reclaiming self-sufficiency and dignity.

The challenge of investigative journalism in the Western Balkans

In the Western Balkans, even the most fundamental and comparatively minute probing into the workings of government can provoke an aggressive response from the very top, as Milka Tadić-Mijović found out.

Crying wolf?

A cavalier use of evidence in the UK’s latest Home Affairs Committee report is feeding a moral panic about antisemitism, rather than dealing with an increasingly racist, intolerant society.

Owen Jones discusses what the left should do now, after the Brexit referendum

"The left has to say very clearly: this is what kind of Brexit we're going to have. Otherwise, it will be the Tories who decide." - Owen Jones (Video, 2 mins)

Portrait of the artist and The Confession, Part One

An interview with the director of The Confession, Moazzam Begg’s story commissioned by BBC Storyville and the BFI - one of the most resonant modern stories for our times.

Yanis Varoufakis offers some advice to the UK government on their Brexit negotiations with the EU

"The first thing that you must understand if you’re about to enter into negotiations with the European Union is that the other side is not going to negotiate." - Yanis Varoufakis (Video 2 mins)

What UK-EU relations do we want and what is the 'good society'?

An interview with Catherine West, MP, secretary and co-founder of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on UK-EU Relations, scrutinising Brexit negotiations and pushing for a progressive relationship with our European neighbours.

Journalism in times of crisis

Rebecca Abecassis argues that in times of crisis, journalists need to be clearer in their work and go beyond simply reporting the news. Interview. Español Português

Kafka on the shore: European asylum law and the slow death of due process

These are not simply draconian measures to curb refugee movement towards Europe, but populist ideals presented to the European Parliament as an authentic means of terminating its “refugee crisis”.

ETA: is the terrorist group still active?

Despite the discovery of an arsenal of weapons belonging to ETA in a field north of Paris, few believe the Basque terrorist group has the ability to resurrect its violent campaign.

Jackie Walker: a suspense mystery

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, to be suspended once may be regarded as a misfortune; twice looks like carelessness. But whose?

Refugees return to Kozarac in Bosnia to rebuild community

Re-making Kozarac is about overcoming dislocation, chronicling the return and restoration of a community in Kozarac in northwestern Bosnia-Herzogovina. Book review.

The food fight is on

World Food Day, 2016: Agribusiness mega-mergers would rubber-stamp destructive industrial farming. Europe’s fightback gathers in Romania.

Brexit Britain: what went wrong and what next? Panel 3

A discussion on why Britain voted for Brexit and what radical remainers should do now. (Video, 45 mins).

Brexit Britain: what went wrong and what next? Panel 2

A discussion on why Britain voted for Brexit and what radical remainers should do now. (Video, 70 mins).

Arresting the mass detention of migrants: ‘Build trust, not walls’

The pragmatic development of alternatives to detention with civil society at the fore can help to arrest the slide into the abyss of mass detention of migrants in Europe. 

The crushing of independent press in Hungary

October 8, 2016 will go down in Hungarian history as the day when the ideals of the 1956 revolution (when Népszabadság was established) were finally betrayed by Hungary's autocratic government.

Czarny Protest: how Polish women took to the streets

After two decades of feminist pressure, the people took to the streets. But why now?

Kosovo youth engaged in greater political participation - more still to be done!

“These platforms utilise the skill sets of young participants, enabling them to take initiatives that will contribute to the community and promote democratic values and participation.”

Brexit Britain: what went wrong and what next? Panel 1

A discussion on why Britain voted for Brexit and what radical remainers should do now. (Video, 80 mins).

A Europe united against refugees

Hungary may have been first to literally wall off some of its frontiers, but its example has since been copied, by the French and the British. Francais.

Declaration of Brexit Britain event

"During the EU referendum, we campaigned across and beyond party lines for a progressive Remain vote. Now, we have a duty to provide continued opposition to Tory Brexit." Another Europe is Possible declaration.

The problem with politicians and democracy…

"Opening up new forms of political participation to hear the voices of the politically marginalised is critical for the well being of our polity." Interview in the run-up to the World Forum for Democracy 2016.

Illiberalism and authoritarianism can be successfully challenged in Poland

This past week Poland's PiS government suffered its first blow since coming to power nearly a year ago. It was an optimistic note in a region where illiberalism authoritarian governments are on the rise. 

European cities to launch ‘Solidarity Cities’ in Athens, working together to receive and integrate refugees

The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, held in Athens on October 17, will launch the “Solidarity Cities” initiative to provide a common platform for city-to-city mutual assistance and advocacy for migrant-friendly policies across the EU.