European Union Presidential Election
Conservative Donald Tusk of
this week was reelected President of the European Union, with the backing of
all of EU member states, except that of his own. The far-right authoritarian Polish government
objected to his reelection.
Italian Abortion Objections
Abortion is legal in
with relatively few restrictions, but not widely used, as Italian culture is
pro-life. In fact, so many doctors and
other healthcare workers conscientiously object on moral grounds to performing
abortions that the European Union recently chided Italy for the lack of availability
of abortion. As Italy, like
other industrialized states, suffers from a decline of its non-immigrant
population, the EU instead ought to be encouraging Italians to reproduce more.
Hungarians Protest the Illiberal Government
The Hungarian Supreme Court recently ruled this week that a protest against the far-right nativist authoritarian Hungarian Government was constitutional. The self-described “illiberal” Government had attempted to ban the protest. Thousands of Hungarians then conducted the protest against
Hungary’s ruling party in an
exercise of the freedoms of assembly and speech.
The plan of the Conservative British Government for the separation of the
United Kingdom from the European
Union by 2018 has been approved by Parliament.
Britons had approved leaving the EU in a referendum in 2016 and Parliament
had approved a measure to separate.