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Ukraine: We must look forward

I would like to recommend to you an article by the Members of the Board of Yalta European Strategy (YES) calling upon Russia and the European Union to „support harmonious economic development of Ukraine”. Marek Siwiec Yalta European Strategy (YES) is the largest social institution of public diplomacy in Eastern Europe, providing an open and […]

Ukraine: the day after

For the last several hours I have been trying to settle up my thoughts about what is happening in Ukraine. I would like to share a few remarks which will hopefully help readers understand the situation in our neighbouring country. The agreement entered into by Sikorski- Steinmeier- Yanukovych- Yatseniuk- Klitschko- Tiahnybok on Friday initiated “a […]

It is almost two decades since Bosnia ended its civil war, more than 10 years since the EU has recognised the country as a potential member and six years since the country has signed a ‘stabilisation and association agreement’ (SAA) with the EU which is still not in effect. It has fallen far behind neighbouring […]

Brussels, 17 February 2014 ————————————————————— PRESS RELEASE – Euromaidan ————————————————————— The European Federalist Party expresses its solidarity with the people of Ukraine and condemns the violent repressions of protests in Kiev and in other parts of the country. As Europeans and as federalists we are convinced that what is happening in Ukraine these days concerns… » read more

Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is an artificial administrative creature made by foreign powers in Dayton agreement on 1995. It has two political semi-independent entities (federal units) – Serb dominated Republika Srpska (RS) and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) inhabited mainly by Croats and Bosniacs. The 2014 unrest in Bosnia and Herzegovina began in the northern town […]

In the well-known novel “The Twelve Chairs” the charming speculator Ostap Bender defrauded money from trustful businessmen-nepmen under the slogan “The West Will Help Us”. It will be sad if the Ukrainian politicians will act using these same principles. The Ukrainian political crisis forces its participants to make many mistakes. The problem is obvious – […]

Paisible, Angela Merkel a répliqué avec son sang froid habituel que personnellement elle avait un grand scepticisme à l’égard de cette candidature, que cela restait un objectif pour le très long terme (donc pas pour elle, est-il sous entendu) « Nous sommes dans un processus de négociation qui a un certain résultat et pas de délai fixe ». […]

On January 21st, the official negotiations with Serbia on its accession to the European Union were opened at the first meeting of the Accession Conference at the Ministerial level. The EU delegation, headed by Greece’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Evangelos Venizelos, presented to the Serbian colleagues the “Negotiating Framework” which takes […]

I dedicated my previous post on this blog to success story of European neighborhood policy and its peace efforts on the Balkans. To this day, the EU secures the peace, supports political and economical progress and sets a clear agenda towards the full integration of the Yugoslavian successor states. The neighborhood policy of the union […]

If two months ago I wrote about the tasks facing Ukraine in connection with a possible signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union, now I’ll have to write about something absolutely different. Now Ukraine is on the verge of a civil war and disintegration. And although the first steps, made on January 28 […]

The Ukrainian Conundrum

Ukraine is torn into two parts: the one being strongly opposed to President Yanukovych’s pro-Russian statemanship; the other being silent or at least less opposed to closer partnership with Russia. The first and most ardent part is massively demonstrating in the streets of Kyiv and other major cities, pressing the Presidency to shift roles or […]

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