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Because fellow journalists recognize the peril in which many of their Turkish colleagues now find themselves, Sunday’s election in Turkey is getting the full attention of the European media. It is indeed a game-changer of an election, not for the faint-hearted. Its outcome will determine the apotheosis of Recep Tayyip Erdogan or his ruin. And… » read more

  Posted by Andrew Duff - On Governing Europe

The Moldovan secret services have begun to banish European citizens. Without any explanation, the civic activist George Simion was detained and driven outside the frontiers by the security services’ agents. No explanation was given, but Simion is known to plead for the European values. The Republic of Moldova suddenly leans towards the East, and that… » read more

  Posted by Lulea Marius Dorin

“..there would also be political impacts of TTIP for Turkey because according to Kader Sevinç, Representative of the Republican People’s Party in Brussels, TTIP represents a new Western world order. From her statement, it could be deduced that through TTIP the US would be able to create the new Western axis against China economically and… » read more

  Posted by Kader Sevinc - Turkish Progressive View - Brussels

Old Elite in a New World

As Kader Sevinç said in her paper for Euractiv , one of the main challenges for our generation is to better conduct the transition toward a transnational world in order to be able to providing solutions in accordance with our expectations and values. EU has difficulties to find solutions, and should deal with institutional and… » read more

  Posted by Kader Sevinc - Turkish Progressive View - Brussels

“Kosovo, alles Scheiße. Serbien, auch Scheiße. Deutschland, das ist gut. Da kann man arbeiten, fünf Euro die Stunde, egal ob schwarz oder nicht, es ist besser.” (Rexhep Kurteshi) The greatest exodus from Kosovo since the 1998-99 war has started. More than 15 years after NATO bombing Kosovo is witnessing a dramatic surge in the number […]

The genie of political anti-imperialist rebellion in Europe is out of the bottle & cannot be repressed. Last month I wrote a BFP exclusive report on the upcoming presidential elections in Croatia and Greece. I claimed that in each of these elections there were political candidates and options taking a clear stand of resistance to […]

On 6th October 2011 the European Commission adopted a draft legislative package for the Cohesion Policy for the funding period 2014 – 2020. According to the draft regulations, European Territorial Cooperation will be continued and even reinforced as separate cohesion goal. The existing strands of cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation will be maintained. The European Commission presented its […]

Die EU in der Türkei

50 Jahre lang, so wettert Erdoğan, habe die EU die Türkei vor der Tür stehen lassen. Aus Brüssel, so seine klare Aussage, lasse man sich  jedenfalls nicht mehr belehren. Was Presse- und Meinungsfreiheit für die Türkei bedeuten, das wird in der Türkei definiert. Und der islamisch-konservative Präsident gibt dabei unmissverständlich den Ton an. Sein Vorgehen […]

Tuesday’s (16 December) meeting of the General Affairs Council is going to have to take a fresh look at the EU’s deteriorating relationship with Turkey. It is at any case this time of year that the Council re-assesses the enlargement policy of the Union. The Council’s deliberations bear upon what are dubbed, somewhat euphemistically, ‘Progress […]

It almost went unnoticed in today”s hearing of Johannes Hahn, Commissioner-designate for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, in front of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs commitee. But a little sentence will surely make for further discussion. In the fade out of one of his many statements on the challenges in Bosnia, Mr Hahn said, that the […]

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