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18 June 2014 – The municipal elections in Turkey on 30 March manifested the political power relations of the past years. The governing Justice and Development Party AKP remains by far the strongest party in the municipal councils with 43 percent, followed by (...) by
1 June 2014 – For many African refugees and asylum seekers who are trafficked, David Harvey’s argument in Between Space and Time: Reflections on the Geographical Imagination, about the memories of past disasters and the passing of seasons plays a crucial role (...) by
20 April 2014 – Next year, the EU and Turkey are celebrating a rare jubilee – in 2015 the accession negotiations last a whole decade. The unsuccessful blocking of Twitter, the corruption scandal and the harsh approach towards the protesters of Gezi allow (...) by ,
20 March 2014 – Often wrongly called Eastern countries, or ex- Soviet Union countries or the post-communist countries, the countries of Central Europe, namely Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and additionally Poland and Austria, struggle to reposition (...) by ,
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
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