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Ana Brnabic, Serbia’s prime minister designate, says her future government’s goal is membership in the EU along with modernization of the troubled Balkan country. Brnabic told Serbian lawmakers on Wednesday [28th Jun.2017] that the government will lead a “balanced” foreign policy, seeking good relations with Russia, China and the US. Serbia’s parliament is expected to… » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's Conflicts

On April 16, the Turkish people voted in a constitutional referendum deciding whether to broaden the Presidential office’s influence at the expense of the parliament, further undermining the fragile Turkish parliamentary democracy and pushing it further towards authoritarianism. Erdogan’s razor-thin victory of (51,3%), allowed for the realization of his long-time effort to redefine his position… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

To say that EU-Turkey relations are under strain is a strong understatement. Perhaps the only reason (NATO concerns aside) why EU member states have not officially put a stop to the accession negotiations is enlightened self-interest in the refugee deal. Megaphone diplomacy and diplomatic tactics at or over the far end of the spectrum of… » read more

  Posted by Antonius Voluptarius

Troubling news continue to come from the Balkans. Two rounds of talks in the framework of the High Level Dialogue for the normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina were hosted by High Representative Federica Mogherini respectively on 24 January and on February first. Tensions escalated before the meeting when Serbia attempted to send a… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

United Against Rape

European civil society calls for action against the Turkish government’s recent bill that would release prisoners convicted of sexual assault of minors, if they marry their victims. In the light of recent events and concerning news arriving from the state of democracy and respect of fundamental human rights in Turkey, AEGEE-Europe and the European Youth… » read more

  Posted by Key to Europe

Există viaţă şi după deznodământul alegerilor prezidenţiale din Republica Moldova. Basarabia e România şi atât timp cât va bate o inimă de român, nu vom uita niciodată cine suntem şi ce avem de făcut pentru a ne reîntregi Patria. Ca român basarabean sunt mâhnit, dar înţeleg perfect cum s-a ajuns aici. Furtul miliardului $ (a… » read more

  Posted by Victor Ciumac

Rather than acquiescing to the reckless impulses of populist politicians eager to capitalize upon the mess that is Brexit, Czech leaders should resort to common sense and urge patience and restraint. Contrary to what populists would like to purport, support for the EU is rising in several countries following Brexit, including Denmark who is traditionally… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

At press conferences debriefing today’s EU27 Summit, the French and German leaders differed by more than nuances. Here are straight quotes, to avoid translation losses: – Francois Hollande stated: ‘Ce mandat [exit negotiations] sera exercé par le Conseil, avec l’appui de la Commission européenne, et celui du Parlement car c’est l’émanation, aussi, de la légitimité… » read more

  Posted by EuRoman

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