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by Matthias Dalig, Antonia Colibasanu Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced on Dec. 3 that Turkey and Azerbaijan will accelerate the TANAP project so that the natural gas pipeline be completed before 2018. This follows the mounting tensions between Russia and Turkey, as Ankara seeks to diminish the country’s dependence on Russian energy imports. Turkish… » read more

  Posted by Global Perspectives - Antonia Colibasanu

During a training course on geopolitics, just a few days after the Paris terrorist attacks, I was asked whether there are “geopolitical advantages and disadvantages” for countries and, if so, which are the disadvantages for Romania, considering the current challenges Europe is facing. My reply was that there are no advantages and disadvantages – there… » read more

  Posted by Global Perspectives - Antonia Colibasanu

EU lacks geopolitical strategy

The economic crisis remains a top priority for Eurozone with the current consolidation model generating much more problems than solutions. Greece has been forced to adopt a third bailout deal, but the ruling Syriza party resists towards protecting the most affected ones, while unfolding the deadlock that austerity politics have caused to an increasing number… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

News coming from the Western Balkans states resembles much with news coming from Moldova, with protests against the government being the current norm. Popular unrest relates first of all to the socio-economic reality in these countries, but it also refers to the East-West balance of power. The so called ‘normalization process’ between Kosovo and Serbia,… » read more

  Posted by Global Perspectives - Antonia Colibasanu

About Regional Separatism

Regional separatism is positive if cleverly managed at Eurozone level. It is not a fad or a passing trend, nor the result of intrinsic infighting; just the opposite. If we examine the European history of last centuries we are portrayed with a great number of wars and bloody battles, mostly motivated by the impulse (caprice)… » read more

  Posted by Wishing on Europe

Barcelona, 28th September 2015 The 27th September 2015 Catalan parliamentary elections were transparent and well-administered and offered the voters a genuine choice from among a broad range of political alternatives, according to the AEGEE Election Observation Mission. The mission states that freedoms of assembly and movement were respected, party activists and candidates campaigned vigorously distributing… » read more

  Posted by Key to Europe

The Godfather film soundtrack rings out to hysterical mourners as luxury cars from Rolls Royces to Mercedes Benz closely follow an authentic horse-drawn carriage; but this is no film. This was the recent funeral of mafia boss Vittorio Cassamonica in the Italian capital Rome. Usually, Italy is renowned worldwide for its fashion industry, mouthwatering pizza… » read more

  Posted by Taras Semenyuk

  The most interesting thing to come out of an interesting month was President Hollande’s 19th of July letter published in the Journal du Dimanche. It called for a “vanguard” of European states, comprising of (at least) the founders of the ECSC, to form a government to manage the Eurozone. This new formation, according to… » read more

  Posted by C Shannon

European Energy Union

The union grows through crises – this phrase yields some 20 million search results about the European Union, even without clarifying what kind of union is meant, while searches related to the growth vision for the European Union, run in various configurations, return 500 thousand results at best. This is several times less than in… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

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