Listen to Europe Analysis

Analysis based on the Listen to Europe data


On 8 January, Italian football team Lazio was fined 20,000 euros after their fans racially insulted Brescia’s player Mario Balotelli with racial slurs. This is not an isolated incident. Last November, Liliana Segre, an 89-year-old Italian Holocaust survivor and senator for life, was assigned police escort after receiving thousands of threats on social media. READ MORE

Published on January 15, 2020

It has been a tough decade for liberal democracy in Europe. Democratic principles, the rule of law, equality, transparency and human rights have been questioned, attacked and undermined by leaders who are euphemistically called “populists” but are in fact displaying all the characteristics of authoritarians. READ MORE

Published on January 7, 2020

Sunday’s election in Poland saw a clear win for the ruling Law and Justice (PiS), with results likely to give the rightwing party, led by Jarosław Kaczyński, an overall majority in the parliament for the next four years; thus pushing the country even further into illiberalism and autocracy. READ MORE

Published on October 16, 2019