Polish & Ukrainian journalists appeal to European journalists’ associations not to meet in Moscow

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

An Appeal from Participants of the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, September 13-14, 2014 We – representatives of the Association of Polish Journalists (APJ), the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) and the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU), participating in the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum, held in the city of Kazimierz Dolny,…

Statement of the former anti-Communist Hungarian dissident movement on the Russian military threat against Ukraine

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By

We call on the Hungarian government that until now has been seeking its own political and economic benefits and has tried to adjust its policies in line with Russian interests to take an unequivocal stand on the side of its allies and give up its hitherto shameful behavior. We call on the government to behave…

Putin’s Deal Is No Gift to Gas-Junkie Ukraine

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

By Marc Champion Dec 30, 2013 3:02 PM ET Amazingly, tens of thousands of Ukrainians are still braving the winter cold to protest what they consider to be the sale of their country’s future to Russia. A big part of the deal in dispute was what Russian President Vladimir Putin described as a “fraternal” 33…

Ukraine Is Hungary All Over Again

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By

Allan Topol Russian President Vladimir Putin has been making an effort not only to catapult Russia back on the world stage, but also to cobble together portions of the old Soviet empire. Ukraine, with its 45 million people, would be the jewel in the crown. However, it is proving to be a stumbling block for…

Hungary and Ukraine at Forefront of Democratic Decline in Central and Eastern Europe

Jun 7th, 2012 | By
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Negative developments in Hungary and Ukraine are at the forefront of an antidemocratic trend in Central and Eastern Europe that raises serious questions about the durability of the European Union’s young democracies, as well as prospects for aspiring members, according to a report released by Freedom House today.

What To Do With Viktor Fedorovych

Oct 18th, 2011 | By

By Bishop Paul Peter Jesep The European Union has a problem.  What is it to do with an obstinate man who behaves like a petty, arrogant, illiterate peasant who thinks he’s crafty like a fox, albeit a rabid one?  Ukraine’s president will fly to Brussels to meet with European leaders in an atmosphere that has…

Democracy Deficit Grows in Former Soviet Union

Jun 27th, 2011 | By

The authoritarian countries of the former Soviet Union have built governance systems that are resistant to reform and therefore increasingly vulnerable to unpredictable crises of the sort recently seen in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new study released by Freedom House.

Hungary: New constitution is serious threat to right to information

May 27th, 2011 | By

The adoption of the Hungarian constitution intolerably violates civil rights of the Hungarian people. The new constitution severely damages freedom of expression in a country that was once a European leader in the public’s right to know,” said Andreas Bock, editor at the media organisation n-ost.