At some level, whether one lives in Romania or Poland, the fault lines are similar these days. Societies are divided. Almost everyone feels betrayed by the political class. Nationalism, racism and xenophobia are spreading like wildfire.
With the UK opting out of the EU, the V4 anti-federalists are losing an important ally. As new debates on redefining the post-Brexit EU are underway, V4 countries could play a crucial role. However, that depends, once again, on Germany.
As we approach Hungary’s October referendum on the EU-wide distribution of asylum-seekers, many of whom are Muslim, it is worthwhile to take a look at how domestic politics has driven the country’s growing anti-Islamic discourse.
Although politics at regional and local levels is more accessible to women, female politicians still face various challenges – from entry barriers to key decision-making positions to the gender stereotyping of women’s political capabilities.READ THE STORY