Tag: Checks and balances

EU says democratic standards under threat in Poland, Hungary

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BRUSSELS — Democratic standards in the European Union are eroding in several member countries, particularly in Hungary and Poland where judicial independence is under...

1st ballot test of governor’s pandemic powers starts in PA

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Republican lawmakers across the country have tried to roll back the emergency powers that governors wielded during the COVID-19 pandemic, as...

Hungary walks back controversial laws after EU court rulings

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's government is walking back two controversial pieces of legislation that targeted foreign universities and civil society groups after they were...

El Salvador awaits what president will do with new power

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — El Salvador President Nayib Bukele‚Äôs New Ideas party dominated every aspect of this month's national elections and will take...