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Guest blogpost by Filip Kovacevic, a professor at the University of Montenegro. The confidential sources of Der Spiegel from the NATO Headquarters in Brussels claim that the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visibly “blossomed” after the violent turn of events in Ukraine. There is, however, nothing strange in this kind of behavior by Rasmussen.… » read more

Germany’s President Gauck is visiting Turkey and criticizes its Government sharply. „This development scares me“, he said with focus on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his activities against Twitter and Youtube. Gauck is worried about Turkish democracy. But why is German President reacting so harsh? He gave the answer by himself: It’s his… » read more

Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is an artificial administrative creature made by foreign powers in Dayton agreement on 1995. It has two political semi-independent entities (federal units) – Serb dominated Republika Srpska (RS) and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) inhabited mainly by Croats and Bosniacs. The 2014 unrest in Bosnia and Herzegovina began in the northern town… » read more

Some people are schocked by this title? Please read on, it comes straight from a Ukrainian proverb. Let me first introduce this unusual guest post on my blog, coming from demonstrations in Kyiv. Ukraine’s turmoil, civil war or second orange revolution – pick your own view – is often featured on EurActiv. This refers to… » read more

On January 21st, the official negotiations with Serbia on its accession to the European Union were opened at the first meeting of the Accession Conference at the Ministerial level. The EU delegation, headed by Greece’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Evangelos Venizelos, presented to the Serbian colleagues the “Negotiating Framework” which takes… » read more

If two months ago I wrote about the tasks facing Ukraine in connection with a possible signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union, now I’ll have to write about something absolutely different. Now Ukraine is on the verge of a civil war and disintegration. And although the first steps, made on January 28… » read more

The Ukrainian Conundrum

By Dimitris Rapidis The problem of Ukraine is foremost a national identity problem. It then goes to be a democratic problem, then historical, and afterwards political and economic. The most imminent risk for Ukraine is not financial, but rather existential. Even if ecomomic boost is kind of fiction for the moment, the country has crossed… » read more

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