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18 February 2014 – Ukrainians have now been demonstrating for three months, at least 10 people died and close to 500 were injured. In yet another Cold War-style stream of East-West tensions, Vladimir Putin plays it like Stalin and the West like John Lennon. Time (...) by
10 February 2014 – The Young European Swiss (YES – JEF Switzerland) take note of the voting result of 9th February 2014 with deep regret. It was, as already in 1992, a very small percentage which made the difference. Therefore it can hardly be stated that the (...) by
22 August 2013 – In recent years, it has been one of the Kremlin’s consistent diplomatic objectives to get Ukraine on board with its Customs Union. However, with Ukraine seeking to reduce its economic dependence on Russia and improve ties with the European (...) by
17 July 2013 – Modern Russia is experiencing a unique moment in history as many social institutions are being rebuilt. Federalism is not an entirely new form of political system for the Russian state. De jure, the Russian Federation was founded in 1918, but (...) by | 1 comment
7 July 2013 – This July we are welcoming Croatia as the 28th Member State of the European Union. Although this is a moment to celebrate, some might object that in the time when the EU has to deal with the effects of the financial and economic crisis, there is (...) by
26 June 2013 – As a result of the crackdown on the mass demonstration in Istanbul by the conservative government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan the negotiation for Turkey accession to the EU could be frozen. Germany and the Netherlands expressed strong disappointment (...) by
8 June 2013 – The outgoing left-wing government decided in January not to take political decisions related to the EU in the run-up to the elections, which were held on 27 April. Now the new eurosceptic government has announced a halt to the country’s EU (...) by
6 May 2013 – It happened last 25th January. Recep Tyyip Erdogan, the Turkish Prime Minister, invited by the Turkish television channel Kanal 2, comes back on the evasive proposals of Vladimir Putin held in July, when the latter had asked him ‘not without (...) by ,
20 January 2013 – It can be said that all the non-EU countries look for a first contact with Brussels for nothing else but self-interest. This is why there are five EU candidates (Iceland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey), this is why the UK is still (...) by | 2 comments
21 November 2012 – Georgia is a small country, very proud of its traditions. It often had to stand up against powerful and ambitious neighbours. Throughout the centuries it has been disputed by Turks, Persians, Russians, while Mikheil Saak’ashvili, the aggressive (...) by , ,
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