A high turnout at the Russian presidential election next Sunday is doubtful. Vladimir Putin is mobilizing by demonstrating Russia's military clout. read more
Restrictions on free speech, unfair elections and populist hunger for power – it is by no means just autocrats who have been tightening the screw of repression. Governments in democracies have also increasingly been trying to govern with a hard hand. And social division is deeper than it has been for a long time. Our current Transformation Index BTI shows what is behind this development, and which countries have been particularly affected.
In a keynote speech given in Berlin, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte invoked the spirit of European cooperation. read more