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    Guest blog post by Radu Dumitrescu, one of the Editors-in-Chief of The New Federalist. According to Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index, Eastern Europe was one of the worst-performing regions of the world, with an average score comparable to that of Central Asia. It is very easy to see why – Belarus, Serbia… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

NATO Military Chiefs met at the end of September in Warsaw, Poland to discuss future Alliance’ s military strategy. According to NATO press release, during the meeting, “discussions focused on allied operations, missions and activities, the development of NATO’s military strategy, responsiveness, reinforcement and the NATO Readiness Initiative, as well as the Alliance’s ongoing modernization.”… » read more

  Posted by News from the Baltic States

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

Since the Brexit referendum, The EU has launched numerous new initiatives in order to regain momentum and show decisiveness. Amongst other moves, on February 2018, the Commission published the Western Balkans Enlargement Package, which tried to break the so-called ‘enlargement fatigue’. In order to reflect its commitment towards a ‘greater than 27’ EU, this document… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

US divorces Europe

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

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

  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

Guest blog post by Pedro M. Lopez Those who have been to Latin America probably remember keywords such as the “tropics,” “music,” “steaks,” and “exotic fruit.” Terms such as “free trade,” “trade deficit” or “ trade agreement” are less likely to be associated with Latin America. When we buy the newest smoothie creation in Europe,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

To all Atlantic Mayors This year, the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities will celebrate its 18th anniversary. This symbolic coming of age implies that we have to assume our political responsibilities at European level in a more energetic way. The moment we live is crucial for the survival of cohesion policy, at least as we… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

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

  The concept of political culture can be defined as the sum of assumptions about the political world (David J. Elkins and Richard E. B. Simeon 1979: 127). Assumptions about the political world focus attention on certain features of institutions, events and behavior, define the realm of the possible, identify the problems deemed pertinent, and… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

In this article, I will apply one of the important sociological theoretical frameworks namely “center-periphery” to Turkish political life. The concept of “center-periphery” was firstly coined by Edward Shils.Shils regarded Center as the center of the order of symbols, of values and beliefs. The Center is also a phenomenon of the realm of action. It… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

  The history of modern Turkey can be summarized as the history of military interventions. In the late Ottoman times, the army was the first and foremost institution through which the modernization steps were taken. In parallel to that, the Army has been seen as the founder and the guardian of the newly founded regime… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

The EU’s budget line for EU health action (‘the Health programme’) will be either dismantled and mashed into the ‘soup’ of the Single Market with other ingredients such as food safety, animal, and plant health or will remain a stand-alone programme which would be actually better for citizens. Here is why. Cooking a healthy EU… » read more

  Posted by Hungarian-European Citizen

          Gastbeitrag von Maram Stern stellv. Generalsekretär Jüdischer Weltkongress „Hören Sie auf, aus Opfern Täter zu machen“   Sehr geehrter Herr Ministerpräsident,   Ich saß während der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz im Saal, als Sie wortreich das „Holocaust-Gesetz“ Ihrer Regierung zu verteidigen suchten. In Berlin erklärten Sie nur einen Tag zuvor, man möge… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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