Democracies across all continents are under immense pressure. In the past two decades, democratic backsliding has shifted from being a worrying yet peripheral factor to being a defining element of modern politics. The alarming signs, the exact mechanics, and the extent to which this happens might vary, but there is no country that has been immune to the rise and/or resurgence of illiberal, authoritarian, or autocratic forces, practices, and rhetoric.

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European Parliament Former Members’ Association Bulletin

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