29. Nov, 2018

Iceland´s ongoing constitutional fight

Relative to its rapid progress during 1990–2000, democracy has been in decline around the globe since 2000, even within the EU. Freedom House has reduced the democracy scores of Hungary and Poland to 72 and 85 compared with Finland, Norway, and Sweden´s full house of 100 points. Even the United States has seen its democracy score reduced to 86, down from 94 in 2010. You knew this. Yet it may surprise you to learn that Iceland has also been demoted by Freedom House, from 100 in 2016 to 95 in 2018.