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Belgium last week took one step closer to becoming the first European country to outlaw the burqa, the Islamic veils that completely hide a woman’s face. Over the week-end, MEP Silvana Koch-Mehrin (ALDE, Germany) called for a Europe-wide ban on the burqa because covering women, as she said, “openly supports values that we do […]

Possible impacts of Turkey’s potential EU membership on East-West relations have been hotly debated in the post-9/11 world. Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish prime minister and the leader of Turkey’s governing AK Party, insists that Turkey’s membership will strengthen the position of the EU in the world and provide the world with crucial assets in its efforts… » read more

Possible impacts of Turkey’s potential EU membership on East-West relations have been hotly debated in the post-9/11 world. Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish prime minister and the head of Turkey’s governing AK Party, insists that Turkey’s membership will strengthen the position of the EU in the world and provide the world with crucial assets in its efforts… » read more

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