EWB Interview, Hannes Swoboda: Strong leadership involves civil society in the political process

Hannes Swoboda; Photo: Wikipedia/Flickr: Europafestival   Interview with Hannes Swoboda, former leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament and the Member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe. Swoboda is a participant at the Civil Society Forum Tirana, which…

Are the autocrats in the Western Balkans interested in the rule of law?

Jovana Marović The rule of law reform in the Western Balkans is trapped between the lack of interest of the ruling political elites to change the autocratic practices and the inability of the European Union to encourage and support it. Up-to-date success in overcoming key issues, such as lack of accountability, integrity, independence and transparency,…