Croatian citizens at a political rally in  Zagreb. Photograph: Antonio Bat/ EPA

European People’s Party criticised for not expelling far-right Fidesz of Hungary

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his chief of staff Andriy Bogdan attend a meeting with lawmakers in Kiev, Ukraine on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Legal questions and oligarch's shadow dog TV star Zelenskiy's first days in power

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy (left) and his lawyer and adviser Andriy Bogdan at a meeting with politicians in Kiev. Photograph: Presidential Press Service/via Reuters

Comic-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelenskiy wants to sweep out old guard

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds a mace, the Ukrainian symbol of power, during his inauguration ceremony in Kiev on Monday. Photograph: PA

Volodymyr Zelenskiy urges discredited politicians to make way for new generation

Volodymyr Zelensky: he says there will be no change in Kiev’s pro-western course or tough stance against Russian aggression. Photograph: Getty Images

Comic and political novice Volodymyr Zelenskiy to become president on Monday

Volodymyr Zelenskiy claimed a landslide presidential run-off victory in Ukraine last month. Photograph: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko

Deputies accused of clinging to power as Volodymyr Zelenskiy prepares for inauguration

Ukraine president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a former comedian, crushed incumbent Petro Poroshenko in a presidential election run-off last month. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Showman Zelenskiy set to take power as rock star enters Kiev's political fray

Rudy Giuliani: wants Kiev to examine claims  Democratic former US vice-president Joe Biden pressed Kiev to quash an investigation into Ukrainian gas firm Burisma. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Rudy Giuliani refers to ‘enemies of the US’ around Ukraine’s new president Zelenskiy

A police officer stands guard in front of the high court in Podgorica, Montenegro on Thursday. Photograph:  Boris Pejovic/EPA

Kremlin denies role in 2016 plan to kill Balkan state's leader and stop Nato accession

Austria’s vice-chancellor and chairman of the Freedom Party FPOe Heinz-Christian Strache talks with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (right) at the end of a press conference at the Carmelite monastery of the prime minister’s office in Budapest on Monday. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty

Hungary going ‘in the wrong direction’, says leader of European People’s Party

Presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski celebrates after preliminary results during the presidential election in Skopje. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

President-elect Stevo Pendarovski backs historic name-change deal with Greece

Pope Francis is welcomed by children wearing traditional costumes upon his arrival at Sofia airport, Bulgaria. Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

Pontiff seeks to improve ties with Orthodox churches in Bulgaria and North Macedonia

Chernobyl: in the 30km off-limit zone, liquidators measure radiation levels in the aftermath of the disaster. Photograph: Getty

A new TV drama depicts the 1986 nuclear meltdown that threatened to poison Europe

 Matteo Salvini and Viktor Orban. Mr Orban called Mr Salvini ‘the most important person in Europe today’ for refusing to accept migrants arriving to Italy by ship from north Africa. Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

More erstwhile European allies criticise Viktor Orban's nationalist drift

A handout photo provided by the Hungarian prime minister’s press office shows Viktor Orbán, right, and Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini at the Hungarian-Serbian border. Photograph: Balazs Szecsodi/EPA

Hungarian leader to work with Italian despite warnings from centre-right allies

Estonia’s prime minister, Juri Ratas, during the swearing-in of the incoming coalition government in Tallinn. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/File Photo/Reuters

Liberals fear rising populism could knock tech-savvy Baltic state off progressive path

A rally takes place in Prague demanding the resignation of Czech prime minister Andrej Babis. Photograph: Michal Cizek / AFP

Thousands rally over fears that PM Andrej Babis's fraud case could be quashed

Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy grills kebabs on a holiday in Bodrum, Turkey: in barbed exchanges with Vladimir Putin,  he said Russians “suffer most of all”.  Photograph: Neyzar Ozbek/Reuters

Kiev’s president-elect offers refuge to victims of ‘authoritarian and corrupt’ Kremlin

Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy  following the announcement of the first exit poll in the  presidential election. Photograph: Reuters

Political novice Zelenskiy promises a bright future, but he too is dogged by the shadow of an oligarch

Activists hold placards stating “France speaks French, Ukraine speaks Ukrainian” and “For Ukrainian language” during a rally in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Outgoing president hails ‘crucial step towards mental independence’ from Moscow

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who     said before his election victory last Sunday that he wants to find a way to end fighting between government troops and Moscow-led militants in the Donbas region. File photograph: Viacheslav Ratynskyi/Reuters

Ukraine's current and incoming presidents lambast Kremlin's citizenship gambit

Ukrainian comedian and president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy: Ukrainians “would soon find out the truth” about the Donbas region and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Photograph:  Genya Savilov/AFP

Zelenskiy camp expects trouble from outgoing leader before autumn parliamentary poll

Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke about launching “a powerful information war” to counter Kremlin propaganda in militant-controlled areas.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy vows to free all Ukrainians captured by Russia during war

Some 73 per cent of voters supported presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskyi. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/ EPA

Colourful and bruising election campaign ends in overwhelming victory for newcomer

Ukraine’s president and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko attends a policy debate with his rival, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, at the Olimpiyskiy sports stadium in Kiev, on Friday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is tipped to oust Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian servicemen perform military training for schoolchildren at a school in Mariupol. Photograph: Sergey Vaganov/EPA

Mariupol and nation likely to back novice Zelenskiy over Poroshenko in Sunday run-off

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko: supporters use social media to make unsubstantiated claims about Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s alleged drug use and links to Russia.  Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AFP/Getty

Comedian Zelenskiy tipped to beat Poroshenko five years after Maidan revolution

A Serbian flag held aloft during a protest march against President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade on Saturday. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic

European Union accused of ignoring the drift towards autocracy in restive Balkan states

Ukrainian president and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko  with French president Emmanuel Macron outside the Élysée  Palace in Paris. Photograph: Yoan Valat

Petro Poroshenko plays statesman in Berlin and Paris but lags comic Zelenskiy in polls

Ukraine presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy: comedian  gives blood sample at a medical centre ahead of a policy debate. Photograph: Zoya Shu

Poroshenko and Zelenskiy yet to confirm plans for run-off debate in Kiev stadium

Ukrainian comic actor and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy: demands the president stop deriding him as a pro-Kremlin candidate and “puppet” of oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko

Poroshenko and Zelenskiy criticise each other in videos ahead of televised showdown

Romanian magistrate Laura Codruta Kovesi, former DNA (National Anti-corruption Department) chief arrives at a police station in Bucharest on March 29th. Photograph: George Calin/AFP/Getty

Ousted anti-graft prosecutor tipped for EU post despite Bucharest's opposition

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (left) and Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev  embrace at a news conference in Skopje on Tuesday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Greece seeks close ties with neighbour after name-change deal ended 27-year dispute

Ukrainian comic actor and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy plays table tennis with a journalist ahead of the provisional results of the first-round vote in the election, in Kiev. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Incumbent Petro Poroshenko accuses rival Zelenskiy of being oligarch’s ‘puppet’

Ukrainian comic actor and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy: “A new life is beginning, a life without corruption and bribes; life in a new country, a country of dreams.” Photograph; Valentyn Ogirenko

Exit polls put Volodymyr Zelenskiy way ahead of incumbent Petro Poroshenko

Sofia Tolmacheva at her house close to the war zone in Pisky, eastern Ukraine. ‘I don’t believe in any of these politicians anymore.’ Photograph: Roger Waleson/Sopa Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Could a new leader end an undeclared war with Russia that has killed 13,000 people?

Volodymyr Zelenskiy: has largely campaigned online through social media and YouTube while touring the country with his comedy troupe. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Heavyweight rivals flag up Volodymyr Zelenskiy's inexperience and oligarch links

Russian president Vladimir Putin  shakes hands with former Soviet defence minister Dmitry Yazov in 2014.  Yazov  has been found guilty of war crimes by a Lithuanian court. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin

Vilnius court finds last Soviet defence chief guilty of war crimes and convicts 66 others

Members of Ukraine’s far-right National Militia at an anti-corruption protest near the presidential administration in Kiev. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Far-right violence and Russian hacking among a host of concerns for Sunday's vote

 Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy is in the lead with an unconventional campaign. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy tipped to win Sunday's presidential election

Ulana Suprun is rebuilding Ukraine’s ailing and graft-riddled health system. Photograph: Ukrainian Health Ministry.

Unclear how top challengers in March 31st vote would pursue key reforms

Hungary’s prime minister Victor Orban estures as he addresses a press conference at the end of a European People’s Party meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on March 20th. Photograph: by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

Fine Gael and EPP allies accused of ‘political trick and fudge’ before European elections

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic  in court on Wednesday in The Hague, where a UN tribunal increased his sentence for war crimes from 40 years to life. Photograph:  Peter Dejong/AFP/Getty Images

UN court says ex-Bosnian Serb leader responsible for ‘gravest crimes’ of 1990s war

Russian president Vladimir Putin addresses the crowd at  a concert marking the fifth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, in  Simferopol. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov

Ukraine vows to retake region as EU and Nato condemn Russia’s breaching of law

A riot policeman the far side of a broken window at the Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters in Belgrade after people protested over the smothering of democratic freedoms. Photograph: Andrej Cukic

Serbians rally for 15th time since November to call for president’s demise and free polls

Viktor Orban at  national day celebrations in Budapest. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Orban says Europe will ‘belong to Europeans’ through Christianity and ‘strong nations’

A protest rally marks the first anniversary of the murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia, February 21st, 2019. Photograph: David W Cerny

Killing of Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend triggered mass protests and political crisis

Migrants wait for medical assistance at a migrant facility in Bihac in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Photograph:  Darko Bandic/AP

Rights group warns of spring surge in migrant numbers on ‘Balkan route’

Manfred Weber, above, said Orbán must end the poster campaign and his harsh anti-EU rhetoric. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images

Fine Gael and other centre-right parties seek punishment of Hungary’s Fidesz nationalists

Far-right demonstrators clashing with riot police outside the presidential administration building in Kiev on  March 9th. Photograph: Serhii Nuzhnenko/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via AP

National Corps activists seek reform over claims of graft linked to Poroshenko ally

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on February 10th, 2019. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters/File

EPP chief Weber says parties ‘can leave or must be kicked out’ if they don’t share values

A  2018 billboard showing Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, which reads, “First he just wanted to take our money, now the unity of Europe is at stake”, outside the European Parliament in Brussels. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Fine Gael is one of 13 parties seeking Fidesz's exclusion from EU conservative bloc

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko: the confectionary billionaire’s already-poor record on anti-graft reform has suffered a battering in recent days. Photograph: Mikhail Palinchak/AFP

Graft and cronyism claims are damaging to President Petro Poroshenko’s re-election bid

A supporter of the opposition party throws a flare during an anti-government protest in front of the parliament in Tirana, Albania yesterday. Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters

Prime minister Rama digs in and eyes EU accession talks as the West calls for calm

Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borissov  and  Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, during an official welcome ceremony in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Monday. Photograph:Vassil Donev/EPA

Moscow's major energy projects divide the EU and anger the US

A supporter of the opposition party at an anti-government protest in front of the parliament in Tirana, Albania. Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters

‘Balkan spring’ activists say EU backs autocrats who promise stability but erode rule of law

 Crimean Tatar community with the Ukrainian flag in Bakhchisarai, south of Simferopol, on March 14th, 2014, two days before a referendum in Crimea to join Russia. Photograph: Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images

Five years of Kremlin rule have brought repression to Muslim community

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko: there are claims he has  failed to tackle graft and governs through backroom deals with cronies. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko

Petro Poroshenko accused of failing on reforms as re-election battle looms

Laura Codruta Kovesi: Romania’s ruling Socialists fiercely oppose her bid to lead the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office, having seen her successfully pursue some of its leading members as head of the country’s anti-corruption agency. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Boost for Laura Codruta Kovesi amid fierce opposition from Bucharest

Citizens vote at a polling station in Bardar village, on February 24, 2019, as Moldovans vote to elect new parliament members. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

Pro-EU party sees massive fraud in ballot won by Moscow-friendly Socialists

Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila said she would meet leaders of magistrates’ associations on Monday to discuss the disputed reforms. Photograph: Octav Ganea/Reuters

EU raises concerns and judicial staff to halt work over government's latest decree

Andrei Nastase and Maia Sandu: Photograph: The Democrats, led by tycoon Vladimir Plahotniuc, claim to be the only pro-EU party that can stop the Socialists taking Moldova back into the embrace of Moscow.

Pro-Russian Socialists eye power as West loses patience with Democrats party

People attend a protest  on the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Campaigners demand to know identities of those behind the killing of Jan Kuciak

Flowers being laid at the Maidan activists “Heavenly Hundred Heroes” memorial in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky

Kiev officials criticised at home and abroad five years after revolution's bloody end

Father Mikhail at St Michael’s monastery in central Kiev,  which served as a refuge and hospital for protesters during the 2013-14 Maidan revolution. On February 20th, 2014, the bodies of demonstrators shot dead by the police were brought there

Kiev Letter: Dead and wounded protesters were brought to St Michael’s five years ago

Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico, who leads the ruling Smer party,  now says new judges should be approved only after a new Slovak president takes office in June. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

New constitutional judges are blocked after ex-premier's bid to join the bench fails

Laura Codruta Kovesi’s bid to lead the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office has been opposed due to her alleged misdemeanours at the national anti-corruption agency. File photograph: Adrian Catu/AFP/Getty Images

Brussels demands fairness as Bucharest opposes Laura Codruta Kovesi's candidacy

Workers erect a new road sign  at the Greece-Macedonia Bogorodica border crossing near Gevgelija on Wednesday. Photograph: Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg

Historic name-change deal with Greece wipes state of Macedonia off map

 Vladyslav Manger, the head of the Kherson Regional Council, in court in  Kiev, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph:  Stas Kozlyuk/EPA

Killing of anti-corruption campaigner Kateryna Handziuk prompted international outrage

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban (right) receives US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on an official visit to Hungary. Photograph: EPA/Balazs Szecsodi

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns of threats from ‘authoritarian powers’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intends to raise concerns over the national and regional presence of Huawei in talks with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of state and vice-president to visit central Europe to seek more co-operation

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik rejects rulings that the Srebrenica massacre was genocide. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnian Muslims angered by Serb rejection of Srebrenica genocide rulings

  Prime minister of Hungary Viktor Orban  kisses German chancellor Angela Merkel on the hand after the Visegrad Group Summit  press conference  in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Jakub Kaminski/EPA

In talks with central European leaders, Merkel says Irish interests must be protected

Macedonia’s foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov (left) and Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg after the signing ceremony of the accession protocol at Nato headquarters in Brussels. Photograph:  Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Balkan state set to be Nato's 30th member despite Russian complaints

Laura Codruta Kovesi, former head of Romania’s anti-corruption agency, has been named by a selection panel of experts as its first choice to lead the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Scandal-hit government opposes Laura Codruta Kovesi's bid to lead EU agency

Russian president Vladimir Putin: offering no concessions on arms deal withdrawal. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky

US and Russia halt compliance with 1987 pact and trade blame over missile range

 Huawei called its exclusion   “a discriminatory act based on a groundless and misleading warning issued by [the country’s agency for cybersecurity] ... If no resolution is found, Huawei will consider all its options.” Photograph:  Thomas Peter/Reuters

Telecom giant faces US charges and rising suspicion amid trade war

A demonstration against recent legislative measures introduced by Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban,  in Budapest. Over the past months thousands of Hungarians have taken to the streets to call for Mr Orban’s resignation. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Prime minister Viktor Orban's government boycotts debate in European Parliament

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko takes a selfie with students in Kiev after saying he will run again in the next election in March. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Petro Poroshenko says war-scarred Ukraine will apply for EU membership in 2024

Milorad Dodik, Bosnian-Serb member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency, in October 2018. File photograph: Milan Radulovic/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-Russian nationalist Milorad Dodik denounces bid to rename Serb-run region

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras (right), accompanied by Greek alternate minister of foreign affairs George Katrougalos (left) and other members of his government applaud following a vote that ratified the Prespa Agreement at the parliament in Athens. Photograph: Michael Varaklas/AP

‘North Macedonia’ to step up EU and Nato bids despite Russian anger

Three  judges of Obolon District Court announce a sentence for  former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, in Kiev, Ukraine, on Thursday. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko

Former leader, who fled to Russia after Kiev bloodshed in 2014, denies guilt

 Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila waits to deliver her speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, earlier this month. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Leader of ruling Social Democrats is among those who will benefit from planned reforms

One of two gas tankers  burning in the Kerch Strait between the Crimean and Russian borders in the Black Sea on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Kerch FM

US says ships covertly delivered Russian oil to Bashar al-Assad's regime

Nord Stream pipeline operator back in 2012: Nord Stream 2, a pipeline under the Baltic Sea, will double the gas Russia can deliver directly to Germany. Photograph: Olga Maltseva

US denounces Russia-Germany gas pipeline that could freeze out Ukraine

Demonstrators march on the Chain Bridge during a protest against the recent amendments to the labour code, dubbed “slave law” by opposition forces, in Budapest, Hungary, on Saturday.  Photograph: Marton Monus/EPA

Nationalist government defies opposition alliance and unions' strike threat

The head of the  Hasidic Unified Hungarian Israelite Congregation (Emih), chief rabbi Slomo Koves, lights candles to commemorate the liberation of the Budapest Jewish ghetto in January 2017. Emih insists that it is “righteous” to try to retrieve Jewish remains from the Danube. Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Israeli divers use cameras and sonar to look for remains of Jews killed in Budapest

Russian president Vladimir Putin walks with Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic outside the palace in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov

Belgrade welcomes Vladimir Putin with a huge rally, fighter jets and the gift of a puppy

People attend a march in Belgrade, Serbia  on the first anniversary of the murder of opposition Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic   in the town of Mitrovica in Kosovo. Photograph: Kevin Coombs/Reuters

Government-backed rally to welcome Russian president Putin to Belgrade on Thursday

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras speaking in parliament on Tuesday.  He is expected to retain power and press on with ratification of the accord. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Athens rejects Russian criticism of historic name-change agreement

Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj near the monument dedicated to missing persons in Pristina, Kosovo, on new year’s eve. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Specialist chambers at The Hague to tackle cases from 1998-9 war in Kosovo

Protesters light flares in front of a banner reading in Serbian Cyrillic “It has began” in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday. Photograph: Andrej Cukic/EPA

Anti- and pro-government demonstrators plan rival rallies this week

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. There will be two civilisations in the EU. A mixed Muslim-Christian one in the west and a traditional European-Christian in central Europe,” he said on Thursday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Nationalist leader says migration debate to dominate European elections in May

Demonstrators wave old Macedonian flags at a protest against a process of renaming the country North Macedonia. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Athens has yet to clear pact that would help renamed ‘North Macedonia’ join Nato and EU

Metropolitan Epifaniy  (second from left), participates in Christmas liturgy with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko (fourth from right) at St Sophia’s cathedral in Kiev on Monday. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Crowds gather in Kiev on Orthodox Christmas Day to see church independence decree

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “slave law” enforces   hundreds of hours of overtime without full or immediate compensation. Photograph: Akos Stiller/New York Times

Unions support demonstrators accusing Orban of destroying democracy

A worshiper enters the basement of the Church of the Archangel Michael in Rivne, Ukraine, where the Moscow-led Orthodox branch holds services. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/New York Times

Moscow warns disputes over church property could cause bloodshed

 People attend an anti-government protest in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday. Photograph: Srdjan Suki/EPA

President Aleksandar Vucic accused of undermining democracy and rule of law

Romanian Social Democrat Party leader Liviu Dragnea and Romania’s prime minister, Viorica Dancila. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescuu/AFP/Getty Images

First term in presidency comes against backdrop of domestic political turbulence

Anna Donath, deputy leader of Hungary’s Momentum party, at a recent anti-government rally. Photograph courtesy of Momentum

Opposition alliance comes together to plan rallies, strikes and blockades to start 2019

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