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Cracks in the ‘blue wall’?
Boris Johnson has had a torrid week. On top of that, the Liberal Democrats last Thursday delivered him a sensational by-election defeat in a Conservative constituency in South East England normally considered to be part of the ‘blue wall’ Conservative Party heartland. What this means for Boris Johnson, analyses Sir Graham Watson.
A Win for the Established
The regional elections were widely seen as prognostic for the next presidential elections in 2022. However, these predictions did not come true after the first round of this Sunday's regional elections in the 13 regions of France, analyses Jeanette Süß.
"We will not tolerate the dismantling of the rule of law and the oppression of the LGBTIQ community in Hungary"
Viktor Orban's new legislative package equates homosexuality with paedophilia. For next year's elections, Orban's government needed another bogeyman against which it could mobilise populistically. But sexual identity is protected in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The European Commission must immediately initiate infringement proceedings against Hungary, demands Moritz Körner in an interview.
National Law Over EU Law? The Legal Dispute Between Poland and the EU Is Dragging On
Today, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal was to hear the question of whether the Disciplinary Chamber of Poland's Supreme Court can continue to operate despite an interim measure from the European Court of Justice. The hearing was originally expected in April, and has now been postponed for the third time. A ruling against the ECJ would mean undermining the functioning of the EU legal system.
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From Poland With Love - May
From Czech - Polish dispute concerning Turów mining complex over the election of a new Polish Ombudsman to President Duda´s visit in Turkey: In his monthly newsletter, our guest contributor Dr. Milosz Hodún gives us regular updates about all current developments you need to know about Poland.
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