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In 2015, Europe faced its most serious crisis since the financial crisis of 2008; the so-called “migration crisis.” EU member states adopted different attitudes towards tackling the crisis, namely in case of acceptance of refugees and migrants in their countries. The states of Visegrad group (Czech Republic included) objected vehemently against the refugee quotas. The… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

BY JONAS DRINGELIS The Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 launched an AMRAAM-type air-to-air missile over Estonian territory Tuesday afternoon. All the Estonians are very shocked. The incident occurred on Aug. 7, 2018 at around 3:44 PM local time in the Pangodi area of Estonia’s Tartu County, which is situated less than 50 miles west to the… » read more

  Posted by NATO and Baltic states today

  Cet article propose une traduction de la recension réalisée par Andreas Umland de l’ouvrage L’Ukraine aux yeux de l’Allemagne : images et perceptions d’un pays en bouleversement (Die Ukraine in den Augen Deutschlands: Bilder und Wahrnehmungen eines Landes im Umbruch. Kiev: Büro für politische Kommunikation, GIZ GmbH, 2018. 111 p.) publié en 2018 par… » read more

  Posted by Andreas Umland

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the NATO’s summit in Brussels that the Alliance would improve its ability to facilitate the movement of forces in Europe, but did not plan to deploy additional units to the Baltic countries and Poland. It should be noted that the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw was Baltic-centric, highly concentrated… » read more

  Posted by NATO and Baltic states today

Guest blog post by Nicolas Bauer, legal counsel, European center for law and justice Without any reasonable justification, the trial of pastor Andrew Brunson has been delayed again, this time to 18 July, that is 21 months after the beginning of the detention. He is accused of “Christianization” associated with terrorism and became an emblematic… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Der Westen kann bereits heute die Entstehung einer postimperialen Russischen Föderation fördern, indem er den Russen einen konkreten Plan für eine schrittweise Aufnahme ihres Landes in europäische Wirtschafts- und Sicherheitsstrukturen nach dem Abschied vom Imperium anbietet. Andreas Umland Ein entscheidender zeithistorischer Bestimmungsfaktor für die heutigen Spannungen zwischen Russland und dem Westen ist die verpasste Chance… » read more

  Posted by Andreas Umland

The scheduled OTG (united territorial communities) elections will take place in Ukraine on April 29, 2018. The three leaders are known: Batkivshchyna Party of Yulia Tymoshenko, “Petro Poroshenko Bloc” of the current President of Ukraine and the “Agrarian Party”. However, the leading pack might change. One cannot underestimate the Ukraine’s demand for politicians who could… » read more

  Posted by Taras Semenyuk

Both Europe and Hungary were surprised one week ago by witnessing the third, landslide victory of Viktor Orbán, with unexpectedly high participation, resulting a consitutional supermajority. Were the elections fair and democratic? Is the Hungarian illiberalism democracy or dictatorship? What are the cornerstones of the Orbán regime? What about the weak opposition? What are the… » read more

  Posted by Hungarian-European Citizen

Zusammenfassung: Nach Jahren der Stagnation sind die Westbalkanländer wieder auf der EU-Beitrittsagenda. Mitte Mai 2018 findet der Balkangipfel der bulgarischen EU Präsidentschaft in Sofia statt. Diese und ähnliche Entwicklungen passieren bislang ohne Einbeziehung der Ukraine, Moldaus und Georgiens. Kiew und Tiflis könnten, wie Chişinău das schon teilweise tut, ihre europäischen Ambitionen durch Teilnahme an neuen… » read more

  Posted by Andreas Umland

  Vasile Rotaru e Andreas Umland (Traduzione: Eleonora Laura M. Rizzi)   Le mosse della Russia in Crimea e nell’Ucraina sud-orientale hanno portato la Nato a rafforzare il principio di solidarietà all’interno dell’Alleanza Nordatlantica e a potenziarne le capacità complessive. In particolare, le mosse della Russia hanno spinto la Romania e la Polonia, i due… » read more

  Posted by Andreas Umland

Guest blog post by Nicolas Tenzer. Tenzer is chairman of the Paris-based Centre for Study and Research for Political Decision (CERAP). Institutions of democratic transparency and judicial independence recast as a “deep state.” A ruling party determined to stand by criminally tainted figures. George Soros invoked as an insidious force fomenting political instability. That description… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

    Guest post by Claude Cahn. The author is Human Rights Officer at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as the author of the book Human Rights, State Sovereignty and Medical Ethics: Examining Struggles around Coercive Sterilisation of Romani Women (Brill, 2015). This article does not necessarily… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Kosovo’s elite might soon be facing justice, if of an imperfect kind. Whether and how justice will be made is up to the EU, writes Andrea Lorenzo Capussela. Guest post by Andrea Lorenzo Capussela. Capussela is the author of State-Building in Kosovo: Democracy, Corruption and the EU in the Balkans and The Political Economy of… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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