Daer members! IPWG has already got back from the AGORA and would like to thank once again everyone, who made the organization of it just perfect! Aapart from enjoying the plenary sessions and parties we also held a quest, based on the knoledge of international politics. Thank you everyone, who gave in their answers but… » read more
‘Why do you concentrate so much on the neocons?’ was the main question I was asked at the 5th Annual Conference of the BISA US Foreign Policy Group last week in the University of Leeds. ‘The group is dead, it is buried in Iraq’ was another comment made. ‘I agree with you’ I immediately responded… » read more
European Seminar Sounio 2010 Nikos Christodoulaki, (Prof.), University of Athens June 11 2010 ELIAMEP: Professor Christodoulakis, thank you for being here at the conference on economic governance in the eurozone and the EU, co-organised by ELIAMEP and BRUEGEL. What would you say to those who are betting that the euro will not exist in 10… » read more
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu gave an interview to ANS TV where he talked about Azerbaijani-Turkish ties, the balance of forces in the region after the Russian-Armenian agreement and the prospects of a Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement. read more
Administrative resources will not be used to control the work of the mass media during the parliamentary elections, said the head of the department of social problems of the administration of the president Ali Hasanov. “We are interested in that the election atmosphere in the country was clear and just”- says he. read more
How ARE we to think of healthcare systems? It has been fashionable to think of them supertankers — the images conjured up of something big, slow and as the politicians and managers were wont to say, slow to turn, so (to cite Piet Hein’s TTT) things take time. But such thinking is wrong-headed and always… » read more
Several hundreds of supporters of a candidate to the post of the head of local government education tried to capture a building of the administration in Babayurt, reports Interfax. The attempt took place after the burial of a man killed on Sunday.It was reported earlier that a fight between the supporters of different candidates took… » read more
Kanokov’s presidency term expires in September 2010. read more
The Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, had a seizure during a flight from Samsun to Orda, 1news.az reports. At the time, Prime Minister was accompanied by his family and several other ministers.
The Turkish authorities plan to introduce cardinal changes to its national security policy, excluding 4 countries from the list of top threats, with Russia among the excluded countries, read more
For the first time in several years a flight of a Russian air company (S7 airlines) to Georgia took place today. From now on flights will operate three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.Flights between the two countries were stopped after the conflict two years ago, but transportation has now been restored.
The president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appointed Mohhamed Mehdi as an envoy to the Caspian sea region, reports Trend. In addition to that, Esfandiar Rajim Mashaer was appointed an envoy to the Middle East, Jamid Bagei to Asia and Abdulfasl Sojrevand to Afganistan.
Godfrey Bloom – Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group The concept of financial regulation across 27 countries most of whom have no experience of financial services is not just flawed but dangerous. The United Kingdom, yes the City of London, is the only world class centre for financial services in the European Union. This is… » read more
Nikolaos Chountis – Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left After the stock market and oil crisis in 1970s, the world economic system in general, and the financial system in particular, were based on three “pillars”: a) the collapse of the fixed exchange rates system, b) the internationalization and liberalization of… » read more
The Belgian government was left in chaos in April after Belgium’s King Albert II accepted the resignation of the Flemish Christian democrat and Prime Minister, Yves Leterme – Leterme’s third resignation since July 2008. This was the latest installation in the long-term power struggle between the country’s French-speaking Walloons and Flemish-speaking majority. Leterme’s five-month old… » read more
There is little new in this round of discussion of a new financial transactions tax (FFT). One exception is that some prominent European leaders have expressed support for it. Although the agreement is broad brush and does not contain important details. Another is that relatively more of the discussion is focuses on the notion of… » read more
This year’s Halki International Seminars focused on the role of the transatlantic institutions in helping local stakeholders address security challenges in the Middle East, the Black Sea and Southeastern Europe. In the interview that follows, Prof. Sh. Feldman discusses his views on the Middle East issue. ShareThis
On February 28th, Catalans voted again for independence. It was the third round of a process of local referenda held in Catalonia municipalities. The first round was in September, where just one municipality voted. The second wave came in December, with approximately 160 municipalities voting. In February, it was the turn for 80 more municipalities.… » read more
In Iran the Islamic Revolution (1979) is the most significant political development in the second half of the twentieth century and the event which led to the formation of the political system of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is commemorated annually with a march to the Freedom Square (Meidan-e Azadi) in Tehran […]