CHP AND THE GEZI MOVEMENT Introduction The Gezi Movement was a large-scale social movement, demonstrating to the entire world that large parts of society in Turkey have adopted a democratic culture. The Gezi Movement developed spontaneously, was not orchestrated from a domestic or international centre, and lacked any hierarchy, as scientific studies and all relevant… » read more
CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu: “The CHP had increased the number of its votes in Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir significantly. In large metropolises, we increased our votes. This was the first election that the countryside voted for most metropolises. In the past, we have been losing elections because of the countryside votes. We will evaluate the… » read more
CHP Vice Chairperson Faruk Loğoğlu: “Ukraine Needs Peace” – 28 February 2014 “Ukraine, a European country of great strategic significance, has for some time now been facing turmoil and developments sadly resulting in the unfortunate loss of lives. Tension has now taken grip of also the Crimean region of the country. Our citizens of Crimean… » read more
Turkey-EU Timeline 01-09-1959, Turkey applies for associate membership in the European Economic Community (EEC). 01-09-1963, Association agreement (“Ankara Agreement”) is signed by Ismet Inönü. 14-04-1987, Turkey’s membership application tothe European Economic Community (EEC), 01-01-1995 Turkey-EU Association Council finalises agreement creating a customs union. 01-12-1997, Luxembourg Council summit declares Turkey eligible to become EU member. 01-03-2001,… » read more
BY ARMENUHI BUDAGHYAN (HEAD OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE OF AEGEE-YEREVAN, MBA DEPARTMENT STUDENT AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ARMENIA) The Maastricht Treaty which is known as the Treaty on European Union was signed on 7 February 1992 by the 12 member countries of the European Community in Maastricht, Netherlands. It led mainly to the creation of euro and established… » read more
written by Tamás Keller, Secretary of theInternational Politics Working Group On the last weekend of January 2012 AEGEE- Debrecen organized a Local Training Course, where next to trainings, workshops about functional areas IPWG also played an important role. As this was my first trip as Secretary of the International Politics Working Group it was… » read more
Montenegro slowly prepares for the possible start of negotiations with the EU, and Government did several actions in that regard. Firstly, Montenegrin Ambassador to the EU, Aleksandar Pejovic, has been appointed as the chief negotiator for the upcoming talks with the EU. Government is yet to create a team for negotiations although there have already… » read more
El 1 de septiembre de 1939 la Wehrmacht alemana entra en Polonia y mediante una Blitzkrieg (‘guerra relámpago’) se adueña del país en poco tiempo. No nos vayamos a rasgar las vestiduras ahora. Esto no ocurrió sólo porque Hitler era malísimo y porque a Stalin le venía bien esta confusión para hacerse con la otra… » read more
This week the EU will start to review Iceland’s application to join the EU. Even though the country is suffering very badly because of the economic chaos that occurred last year the EU spokesman has said this is a country is the best candidate to join the EU in years. The biggest problem, on the other hand, with Iceland is its controversial… » read more
Turkmenistan has broken Russia’s stranglehold on its gas exports by opening a pipeline through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to China. The country’s president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has just made his first trip to New Delhi where the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline project was discussed. Earlier this year a short pipeline was opened in order to increase exports to Iran, and gas is in the process of being identified for eventual export to Europe via a Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline and the EU’s Southern Corridor. The era of Russian control over the country’s exports is over, and Ashgabat is taking care to make certain that it is not squeezed between Moscow and Beijing.
Dani Rodrik, Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, was born in Istanbul. He writes: I no longer recognize Turkey, the country where I was raised and spend most of my time when I am not teaching in the U.S. It wasn’t so long ago that the country seemed to… » read more
Robert M. Cutler amerikai politológus-tanácsadó szerint a közép-európai országoknak muszáj együttműködniük az orosz befolyás csökkentéséért. Az oroszok a gázt politikai fegyverként használják, és a nagy nemzetközi vezetékekért folyó küzdelem akár fegyveres konfliktusok kitörésében is szerepet játszik. Az azeri gázmezők válthatják meg térségünket a moszkvai nyomástól.
Most of the time, the title of an article will draw my attention because it refers to an issue or topic that I am interested in, because it is humorous, or intriguing. And then once in a blue moon, a title will pop out at me from my computer screen that provokes a negative reaction… » read more
Belgium and Sweden are swiftly returning ethnic Albanian and Roma asylum seekers to their countries of origin, hoping to avert an influx triggered by the recent removal of the visa requirement for Serbian and Macedonian nationals.
After 5 April 2010 the owner of the long-term (more than three months) Schengen visa can travel freely within the territory of the Union. Yesterday (9 March) the Parliament has voted on the issue. See more.