Project Events & News

Blog: The Czech Presidential Election and Europe’s Populism Crisis

February 20, 2018

TransCrisis project blog post by Elisabeth Bakke, University of Oslo and Nick Sitter, research affiliate at CPS and professor at SPP

Blog: Democratic Backsliding and Illiberal Democracy in the EU – a twelve-point checklist

February 13, 2018

TransCrisis project blog post by Nick Sitter, research affiliate at CPS and professor at SPP

Democratic backsliding has become a hot topic in the EU, not just because some states pursue policies that contravene their commitments to democracy and the rule of law, but because the EU is poorly equipped to deal with it. But what does democratic backsliding actually mean? This blog offers a short answer: the twelve institutional aspects of democratic backsliding.

Blog: Sleepless in Sofia: Can Bulgaria save Poland from Article 7?

February 8, 2018

TransCrisis project blog post by CEU researchers Asya Metodieva and Nick Sitter

It is the Bulgarians’ turn. When the Bulgarian government took over the EU’s rotating Presidency of the Council on 1 January, it was confronted with both a potential crisis and a golden opportunity to clean up the image of the country known to be among the poorest and the most corrupt among the EU’s member states.

Blog: Additionality of EU Funds in Central and Eastern European countries – recent developments

February 7, 2018

A new blog post has been published in the Cohesify project (The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification) blog by Anita Halasz, CPS Research Affiliate.

The politics of refugee solidarity in Greece: Bordered identities and political mobilization

The first working paper of the MigSol project (Migration Solidarity and Acts of Citizenship along the Balkan Route) has been published by Celine Cantat, reseach fellow at CEU CPS.