Opinion & Blogs

We have to dive a little bit deeper to find the root causes of the opioid epidemic because only then will you have different solutions. Because there is not one solution, this crisis has multiple roots, therefore, it needs multiple responses. [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 8:57:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
For decades, countries that were formerly part of Yugoslavia have been politically, economically and culturally intertwined; a shift in one … [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 10:41:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
This week we’ll be discussing Poland as part of our new series looking at how some of the EU27 states view Brexit: which factors influence their position, whether their interests might affect talks on the future trading relationship between Britain and the bloc – and maybe help, or hinder, UK [...]
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 12:28:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
There is no obvious solution or path to take that leads us back to safety. There also isn’t any clear way forward using the same politics we’ve grown accustomed to. What is transparent however, is that riding the wave as passive opportunists won’t work and will make things infinitely worse. [...]
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 9:08:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
We are living through an accelerated worsening of the material conditions of life. The intrinsic crisis of capitalism, based on … [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 12:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Political Critique's weekly selection from the Eastern European press. [...]
Mon, Jan 15, 2018 8:45:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
If enacted, the ‘stop abortion’ bill would outlaw terminations carried out because of a congenital disorder of the foetusThe Polish parliament has rejected proposed legislation to liberalise abortion laws, voting instead to pass proposals for tough new restrictions to a parliamentary committee for further scrutiny.Poland already has some of the [...]
Thu, Jan 11, 2018 7:11:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Defence, foreign and environment ministers dismissed after Brussels accused Warsaw of subverting democratic valuesMateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has dismissed several cabinet-level ministers as the ruling rightwing Law and Justice party seeks to improve strained relations with Brussels.Law and Justice (PiS) is riding high in opinion polls, but remains [...]
Tue, Jan 09, 2018 5:20:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Europe faces a threat to its cohesion. But this time it’s on the eastern front, not the westernEuropean leaders have been at pains over the past 12 months to emphasise that Brexit is not the only or even the biggest issue confronting the EU. They do so, in part, to [...]
Sun, Jan 07, 2018 12:05:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Both governments prefer ‘conservative nationalist’ states to democracy. Brussels should take a standdIt’s ugly and on the rise; and it’s hard to see how it can end well. The global rise of conservative nationalism with the aim of creating “national communities” – directed by an unchallengeable leader to defend special [...]
Sun, Jan 07, 2018 12:04:00 AM, Continue reading at the source