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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 My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

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

Guest post by Jean-Jacques Neuer, Lawyer-Solicitor On 27 February, the European Court of Justice – ECJ – is about to pronounce a judgement invalidating all agreements made by the European Union with China because of the latter’s presence in Tibet, with Russia as it has annexed Crimea and with the United States, which does not… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Gastbeitrag von Vlad Plahotniuc, Vorsitzender der Demokratischen Partei Moldaus. Es gibt Zeiten, in denen sich jedes Land einmal an einem Scheideweg befindet: etwa wenn es vor der Aufgabe steht, wandelnden Ansprüchen und Möglichkeiten gerecht zu werden, wichtige strukturelle Herausforderungen zu bewältigen oder zentrale gesellschaftliche Werte neu zu definieren. Besonders in der heutigen Zeit, in der… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest post by Doriane de Lestrange, lawyer focusing on EU Regulatory law   On last 20 December, the European Commission made the crucial decision to trigger Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty against Poland. This article, which has never been used before, allows the European commissioners to deprive Warsaw from its voting rights as it… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

There’s a dark side to otherwise welcome news that growth in central and Eastern Europe picked up significantly in the third quarter, helping to drive robust growth of 2.5% year-on-year in the EU’s economy. As growing wages and lower taxes spurred consumer spending, third-quarter expansion in the EU’s eastern member states beat both EU averages… » read more

  Posted by The Euro Economy

Guest post by Ivan Pepic, political blogger at Ve?ernji list Jasmin Mujanovic’s article Russia’s Bosnia Gambit: Intrigue in the Balkans appeared on September 6th 2017 on the Foreign Affairs website. It contains numerous web links, probably supposed to serve as references that confirm his “hypotheses.” However, Mujanovic’s references are extremely biased, and his attempt to… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The Czechs have elected their new House of Deputies. One party arose from that election as the clear, undisputed victor: ANO, a self-declared pro-European party, member of ALDE—European Liberal Democrats led by the well-known federalist, Guy Verhofstadt. The self-declaration of being pro-European is crucial, since the movement, although a supporter of Czech Republic’s staying in… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

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