Democratic crisis in times of pandemia. The European case

Over the last year and a half the COVID19 has marked the political agenda worldwide. In the European case, but not only, this situation has led to a paradigmatic situation in which nation states have been forced, over the circumstances, to cut off temporarily some fundamental rights as well as govern decret-drive way. In established democracies this might be controlled through the check and balance game, but in lesser-established ones this may led to a most worst danger which is the so-called electoral authoritarianism or iliberal democracies depending of the authors selected. This paper will adress how european democracies have been affected by the pandemic situation as well as the risk linked to fundamental rights limitation and its potential irreversebility.