When an elected leader turns autocratic, the economy tends to suffer. That's because, in a functioning democracy, economic policy is made jointly, with lawmakers playing a key role.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has transformed from a liberal into an authoritarian leader who uses the tools of democracy to attack civil society. Hungarians are protesting in the streets.
Viktor Orban is extremely opposed to taking asylum applications, unless they come from his friends.
Gender studies degrees in Hungary will no longer receive funding at state universities.
The proudly illiberal leader is forging new alliances ahead of European elections next year.
The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
Men living in transit camps on the EU's borders are at risk of exploitation and violence.
The satirical opposition group has failed to enter the Hungarian parliament, but it has scored a victory of sorts.
A third landslide victory leaves the right-wing leader on a collision course with Europe.
This Sunday Hungarians vote whether to return prime minister Viktor Orbán to office. The choice they make will affect the future of their country, and Europe.
The story began when police discovered the bodies of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé – both had been shot dead.
Democracy takes many forms, some of them democracy in name only. Confusion and misappropriation complicate the public struggle for the democracy to come, but this challenge is always unending.
Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
Several post-communist member states are moving further and further away from European Union norms.
Politicians are promising to advance their countries' international positions through nationalist militarisation and celebration of virile men.
Prime minister Viktor Orbán is quite open about his goal to build an 'illiberal state'.
FROM OUR ARCHIVES (UPDATED) Hungary has passed a law monitoring the finances of foreign-funded NGOs, another blow to civil society in Viktor Orban's increasingly "illiberal democracy".
A bastion of liberal values in an illiberal climate.
A move that could shut an independent university in Budapest poses fundamental questions about European values.
The Central European University will challenge a law just passed by the Hungarian parliament that could force the closure of the school founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.