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Europe is in the anticipation of NATO summit which will take place on June, 11-12 in Brussels. Before this meeting the Pentagon thoroughly analyzed all allies’ expenses on collective defence. It turned out that NATO members’ defence budgets don’t reflect real needs of the Alliance. Among the twenty-nine members, only the United States is really… » read more

  Posted by News from the Baltic States

The European Union and Ukraine have a broad range of tools of integration covering different aspects of relations: Association Agreement, law enforcement and readmission cooperation, visa liberalization, Creative Europe etc. Both parties expressed intention to cooperate on joining Ukraine to Customs Union, Energy Union, and Single Digital Market. Launch of visa-free regime was the second… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

As stated by ALDE MEP Guy Verhofstadt, the migration crisis is not just a humanitarian emergency anymore but an ongoing “political crisis on the back of migrants”. The latest controversy involves Angela Merkel who “was given a fresh migration crisis headache” after Austria threatened to “take measures to protect its borders” if Germany imposed restrictions… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

On the 2nd May 2018, the European Commission introduced its first draft of the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework as well as a special provision[1] outside the MFF regulation. Its intention is to assure that beneficiary countries respect “a sound financial management and the Rule of Law” – if a member state breaches these principles, it… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

The Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU creates the necessary preconditions for implementing new approaches in regional policy. For Ukraine one of the most important areas concerning regional policy is the cooperation of territorial communities. The basic law of the decentralization reform that regulates this issue, similar to the EU-member countries, was adopted in… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Since the advent of the financial crisis of 2008 and the migration crisis of 2015, populism and Euroscepticism has gained traction within the EU, particularly amongst the member states that joined the EU in its 2004 expansion. With this surge of populism, authoritarian state leaders have risen to challenge the foundations of the EU itself;… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Before Donald Trump’s ascension to power, Washington, Berlin, and Paris were essentially on the same policy page toward pacifying the conflict in Donbas. The broad aim was to contain the violence and facilitate direct talks between Moscow and Kyiv. The Trump administration’s track toward Russia and Donbas has been disjointed, but lately, it appears to… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

  Almost half of the Syrian population has been displaced since the onset of the civil war in 2012. The Turkish province accommodating the highest number of Syrian refugees in the country is İstanbul with 20 per cent according to Ajans Press (The media monitoring company). According to Ajans Press, Istanbul accommodates 561.159 Syrian refugees.… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

Summary of the decision On May 24, the European Commission has published its final and binding decision in its antitrust/cartel case 39816 on Upstream gas supplies in Central and Eastern Europe by virtue of which it has obliged Gazprom to rectify numerous abuses on the European gas market. Namely, in pursuance to Article 9 of… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

The Trump administration has not been characterized as thoughtful or respectful; however, the arrival of the new Secretary of State Mark Pompeo has elevated its volatility. Whereas his predecessor presented moderate versions of Trump’s policy plans, Pompeo is Trump’s equal in brusqueness. The United States’ new head diplomat seems to lack diplomatic skills. As soon… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

On April 26, 2018, the Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional the Law “On All-Ukrainian Referendum”, which was adopted at the time of Yanukovych. The decision of the Constitutional Court to declare the Law “On All-Ukrainian Referendum” unconstitutional has stopped the possibility of conducting manipulative national referenda in Ukraine. Thus, the state remains protected from conducting referenda,… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

The history of Turkey has witnessed military interventions almost once in every decade. Before shedding light upon the 1960 intervention, it is important to look at the anatomy of civil-military relations. In Turkey, the concept of “Internal Enemy” has been regarded as an attempt to justify the role of the military in politics. In retrospect,… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

The UN expects the world temperature to rise of about 2.7°C, well above the target maximum of 1.5°C to 2°C agreed upon in Paris. Even if countries manage to match this ambition with results, people in many parts of the globe still face a future of more frequent flooding, drought and storms. Urban population growth… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

The amber “Klondike” of Ukraine provide “jobs” to thousands of people living nearby this gem deposits in the Polissya – North-West part of Ukraine (Volyn, Zhytomyr, and most of all in Rivne region). A few decades ago one could hardly imagine how to turn the solar stone into profits. People would dig up amber in… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

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