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Népszabadság, the biggest Hungarian daily, has published the letter by Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes to the Hungarian authorities regarding the controversial media law. The leaked document, dated 21 January, requires clarifications at this stage on three topics and requires an answer in the next two weeks, that is, before the next 4 February EU… » read more

Szonda Ipsos monthly monitors Hungarians’ attitudes toward the EU. One of the questions asked is whether Hungary is a compatible member of the EU or not. In a hundred grade scale, the positive answers were only 35% in July 2010, but they had increased to 39% in December and 41% by January 2011. So the… » read more

As Hungarian PM Mr. Orbán announced: The party has started! In his speech on taking over the presidency, he stated a strong commitment toward European democratic values. Mr. Barroso stated “in return” Hungary is a democratic state and nobody should doubt it. I do not want to get into the debate over whether the Media… » read more

Sorry for being so blunt, but reality looks worse than the apprehensions some of us had. The Hungarian EU presidency also has a remarkably bad press. Reportedly, France and other countries are discretely giving advice to Hungary to freeze the media law issue for the period of its presidency. Sweeping the media […]

Kader Sevinç Our world is living through difficult times. The global financial system, the use of natural resources and the consumption society as we have known for several decades are no longer sustainable. These problems coincide with political crises and unsolved poverty dilemmas around the world. The world truly needs that the actual transitions in… » read more

Two Meetings in Brussels : Suspicions Raised Regarding the Turkey’s New Foreign Policy Article (Excerpt) By Kader Sevinç, CHP EU Representative Strategic Thinking Review Undoubtedly, the political and economic developments in the EU member states are immediately echoed in Brussels. Domestic political discussions in the European countries regarding Turkey’s accession to the EU have recently… » read more

Turkey has recently discussed the draft constitutional amendment package prepared by the ruling party, AKP, without integrating all the parties in the Parliament in the process. As the main opposition party, the CHP has supported for long the idea of changing the constitution with the aim of further enhancement of Turkish democracy, and shared continuously… » read more

Turkey has recently discussed the draft constitutional amendment package prepared by the ruling party, AKP, without integrating all the parties in the Parliament in the process. As the main opposition party, the CHP has supported for long the idea of changing the constitution with the aim of further enhancement of Turkish democracy, and shared continuously… » read more

The Copenhagen conference was an unmitigated disaster as an exercise in global governance. The only hope is that it will act as a wake-up call for a real effort to be made to establish a system. The exercise was doomed from the outset. • We are still trying to solve the problem without fully identifying… » read more

The EU Ministers yesterday extended the antidumping duties on footwear imports from China and Vietnam for a further 15 months as of January 2010. In 2006, the EU imposed a two-year anti-dumping duty of 16.5 % on Chinese leather shoes. It is not for me to comment on the legal correctness of this decision. However,… » read more

Last, but not least

The campaign for the elections has taken part during the last months. We all know that, it is not just the two previous weeks of the election day. But one thing is true: after the whole effort, one second summarizes the results, the ballot. Today, june 5th, is the second elections day. Yesterday citizens of… » read more

One week till 7-June. Even less for countries voting on 4th. And the Y Vote Campaign goes through its maximal stand. Reaching Edimburgh for the last convention of the UK Tour, on the recent past we had “Sparks of Future” in Brussels, the closing ceremony for the Europe-wide campaign, where the European Students had the… » read more

Under the title “Make a Choice”, National Manager of the Y VOTE Campaign in Greece, Efi Chronopoulou, presents the development of the project in their area. www.parethesi.gr explains the main objectives of the campaign in Greece and its performance. You can read here Efi’s article about it, and enjoy the web through the link. For… » read more

During his recent visit to Europe, President Barack Obama firmly stated on more than one occasion his support for the US missile defence shield. Previously, the impression given was that it would not be built. Why did he express himself so positively, while seeking to improve relations with Russia? There is more than one possible… » read more

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