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Former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko can get imprisonment for life. Ukraine’s prosecutor’s office has officially accused her of murder of MP Evgen Shcherban on 1996. Certainly, the accusations are highly doubtful and are a continuation of opposition leader’s persecution. But in the same time it is demonstrative message to the EU – president Yanukovych is… » read more

The manoeuvring between West and East was common Ukraine’s business for many years. So called “multi-vectorial foreign policy” meant to keep distance from Russia and to speak about European integration as top priority for the country. Practically, Ukraine did not make a choice yet. Country was indeed avoiding both integration processes led by Russia and… » read more

Turkey’s EU bid faces opportunities and challenges in 2013 Kader Sevinc, the CHP’s representative to the EU, said the Turkish government needed to take more responsibility for its own shortcomings on democracy and human rights. “Starting with the EU’s annual progress report on Turkey, all the international reports confirm the AKP government’s radical anti-democratic practices… » read more

On December 17th 2012 the Council of the European Union, represented by the Cypriot Foreign Minister Ms. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis and the EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ms. Cecilia Malmström, signed the Visa Facilitation Agreement with the Republic of Armenia, represented by the Armenian Foreign Minister Mr. Edward Nalbandian.   According to the provisions of the agreement,… » read more

On 18 December Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the separation of powers as the government’s main obstacle, saying it was preventing them from introducing “further services.” “Even during our own governing tenure, we are having some troubles. Unfortunately, the errors within the system are the causes of those troubles. Since the system was […]

Ukraine is in the focus

Hello, dear readers! In my blog I will inform you about the main political and other events, trends, situations in Ukraine. I will also give some information about our friendly neighbors, especially, Russian Federation. We will also analyze all the other topics related to geopolitics, foreign policy of EU, Ukraine and other countries, economic, social,… » read more

I was interviewed by Goran Kotur from Slobodna Dalmacija, a Croatian daily newspaper about Turkey’s accession to the EU and Croatian model for the EU negotiations. Kader Sevinç: “Croatian model is a multi-party model overcoming deep political fractures over the EU membership target. Unfortunately, Turkey’s AKP government is not even sharing the negotiation positions with… » read more

Words off our forefathers

On April 18 1951, in Paris Konrad Adenauer (West Germany), Paul van Zeeland, Joseph Meurice (Belgium), Robert Schuman (France), Count Sforza (Italy), Joseph Bech (Luxembourg), Dirk Stikker and J. R. M. van den Brink (Netherlands) signed what Schuman called “the Great Charter of Europe”. It was the document that created the European Coal and Steel… » read more

By Dimitris Rapidis Erdoğan’s AKP has proposed to the Turkish Parliament the guidelines for the establishment of a presidential system – a major initiative that is aimed to alter the entire political system of Turkey that since independence in the 1930s its was running under the parliamentary model. If the plan is accepted, Erdoğan can… » read more

William H. Riker once called federalism ‘the constitutionally assured potential for local government to disrupt’ (i). Disruptions of different (pre-) federal systems can certainly be witnessed currently in the European Union. Within a timeframe of less than two weeks three prominent European regions voiced their claims for (more) independence in suddenly very concrete terms. In… » read more

The Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev told Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle yesterday (31 October) that Macedonia is “not ready” to start accession negotiations. Thus, Bulgaria joined Greece in vetoing the opening of the talks, which in spite of the Commission proposals have been delayed for a fourth consecutive year. Füle visited Bulgaria to clarify the Bulgarian… » read more

Creating Europeans

Recently I have read an interesting interview that I would like to share with you. This is an interview with the Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Radosław Sikorski, by six European newspapers in collaboration (El Pais, The Guardian, La Stampa, Le Monde, Süddeutsche and Gazeta). The title is quite good: “We have a Europe, now… » read more

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine haven’t finished yet, and the EU already worries about the presidential elections. The overwhelming majority of the European observers don’t expect positive results from the elections to the parliament of Ukraine. Their honesty and transparency is doubted already. Over the last year the President of Ukraine hasn’t made any visit to… » read more

Since 2004 the political establishment in Ukraine has been making maximum efforts to prevent the emergence of the national unifying idea. This process takes place amid the progressing material impoverishment of the majority of the population. Citizens aspire to find the guilty. The current authorities continue to morally and financially destroy a well-to-do and self-sufficient… » read more

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