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Loudly nobody dares say that. A silent majority of countries are extremely unhappy about the way the Commission has spearheaded the EU Turkey rapprochement. The role of First Vice President Frans Timmermans and of Juncker’s chief of cabinet Martin Selmayr is seen as heavy-handed and creating dangerous precedents. The Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker took… » read more

  Posted by Reuniting Europe

Davutogl-WHO?

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has hired one of the largest Brussels consultancies to lobby for him, so that his name becomes more familiar to the Brussels bubble.

  Posted by Heard in Europe

AKP’s outright majority is clearly Erdogan’s personal achievement. HDP crossed the Rubicon and CHP secured front opposition. All that as freedom of speech is violated and situation with the implementation of the rule of law is alarming. Turkey’s long-serving ruler reaffirmed he has the way to take what he wants. Both as PM and President,… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Guest blog post by Ramazan Guveli, Executive Director of Dialogue Platform. As the European Commission’s progress report on Turkey is due to be announced soon there is no doubt that there will be little ‘progress’ to report on Turkey’s accession to the EU. Rather, it is expected to list a number of areas where it… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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 weekend [9.-10. May 2015] violence in Macedonia (FYROM) [later in short only Macedonia] has sent a wave of anxiety across the Balkans raising concerns about presumed ethnic-Albanian unrest in the volatile region. Eight police officers were killed and 37 were injured in the gun battles, which began at dawn Saturday [9th May 2015], and… » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's Conflicts

Last few months have brought significant changes to the Montenegrin opposition landscape. Firstly, it’s important to note that political parties in Montenegro are not entirely defined by strong ideological divide, in the classical sense. Majority of existing parties call themselves ‘social-democratic’ or centre-left. In fact, there is no real competition between progressive, conservative, liberal, green… » read more

  Posted by Montenegro and European Union

“..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 - Smart Democracy & Smart Citizenship

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 - Smart Democracy & Smart Citizenship

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