Authoritarian shadows in the European Union


Political Capital teamed up with partners from Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria to track authoritarian influence among the Members of the European Parliament (MEP) elected in May 2019. We used qualitative and quantitative methods to build an accurate picture of the foreign policy-related work and views of incumbent MEPs from the V4, Austria, Bulgaria and Romania.

We hope our thematic website will serve as an important resource for decision-makers, experts, journalists, civil society organisations and the general population on the European Union's policies on external affairs and the "authoritarian shadows" over it. We are grateful for the generous support of the National Endowment for Democracy, which made this research possible.

The project's website is available here: