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ICON Guest Editorial: Without a New European Patriotism, the Decline of the EU is Inevitable

On 26 March, an utterly divided EU emerged from the European Council dedicated to European measures aimed at managing the severest crisis since 1929, one far worse  than the 2012-2017 crisis. The coronavirus pandemic and the transpiring economic and social crises present Europe with an extraordinary opportunity: to decide to move towards a deeper unity,

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Published on April 3, 2020
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Redefining the Right to Privacy in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

—Dr. Olga Hałub-Kowalczyk, Chair of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, University of Wrocław, Poland Nobody needs to be convinced of the direct impact on human rights flowing from the pandemic induced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The necessity of reorganizing the state and way it works goes hand in hand with sudden changes

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Published on April 2, 2020
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How COVID-19 Unveils the True Autocrats: Viktor Orbán’s Ermächtigungsgesetz

—Gábor Halmai, European University Institute At a conference held at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in London on 20-21 May 1967, Isaiah Berlin used the term ‘false’ populism, defining it as “the employment of populist ideas for the ends other than those which the populist desired. That is to say –

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Published on April 1, 2020
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