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Europe’s Unprecedented Challenge from the Authoritarians in the East – Jon Henley | The Guardian UK

Europe’s Unprecedented Challenge from the Authoritarians in the East

How the EU deals with members flouting core western liberal norms and values could overshadow Brexit wrangling in 2018

Jon Henley | The Guardian UK

 In 2017, Europe survived the crunch Dutch, French and German elections that – after Brexit and Trump – many predicted would mark the beginning of its end. In 2018, the biggest threats could come from the east.

When Poland and Hungary joined the EU in 2004, the integration of the former communist bloc countries was seen as critical to the bloc’s post-cold war advance. Barely a decade later, they risk becoming its first rogue states.     Continue reading