Black clouds hang over the effective work done by investigative journalists. The recent decision of the Court of Justice of the EU imposed a serious risk of closure of access to information about beneficial owners – writes Krzysztof Izdebski from Open Spending EU Coalition
Even as we watch in disbelief as Twitter goes down in flames, we continue to put all our digital eggs in the baskets of Google Docs or Microsoft Office 365. We continue to host our services on Amazon AWS, behind CloudFlare. We continue to tie our businesses and public debate and our digital lives to Facebook. Because it’s easier that way. Until it’s not. But by then it’ll be too late.
Hate-mongering, unacceptable words reminiscent of fascism and nazi ideology – these are some of the comments on the speech given by Viktor Orbán in Băile Tuşnad, Romania in July, at this year’s event of the annual “Tusványos Festival”.
In the next years to come, Europe will be tormented by overlapping conflicts of varying nature, that will put additional pressure on the democratic setup of the Union and its immediate neighbourhood – writes Wojciech Przybylski, Editor-in-Chief of Visegrad Insight, in the Executive Summary of new report: War and the Future of Europe.