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I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Prime Minister of Turkey Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Stop Turkey’s proposed Death Camps for stray animals! Dear Mr Prime Minister We have been shocked and outraged by your governments proposed changes to Turkey’s very comprehensive and ground breaking Animal Rights law 5199. We believe that […]

In reality, Ukraine-EU relations haven’t meant the achievement of partnership already for a long time. This process is characterized by the emergence of new risks and conditions for contacts. Citizens perceive eurointegration as an alternative to Ukraine’s entering unions where the key role is played by Russia. So far, citizens have no accurate understanding of… » read more

CHP has been defending a comprehensive agenda of democratic reforms for Turkish people’s rights, and freedoms as well as regulatory reforms in view of EU membership. The EU Commission highlights significant deficits of the actual Turkish government and very rightly emphasizes the irrational blockage by some EU member states of Turkey’s EU accession process. In… » read more

Today the Eastern Partnership initiative ceases to be the prime and obligatory tool of achievement, or understanding of prospects of the EU membership for Ukraine. Unfortunately, the Eastern Partnership has transformed into one of many international meetings which revive only in times of summits of heads of the states-participants. Since 2008 the uniqueness of each… » read more

Bosnia:connecting the dots

Author: Cristian – George Gherasim, Romania Photos are taken by Antoaneta Ivanova The article is the 1st prize winner of the Mladiinfo Article Contest 2012 in category B The troubles of Bosnia-Herzegovina Two weeks ago, as bitterly cold weather and snow was yet to sweep across much of the Balkans, I flew in the capital… » read more

The recent diplomatic escalation between Turkey and Syria with reference to the fall of a Turkish aircraft hit by Syrian forces seems to be more important than it first looked like. Turkey’s relatively calm post-reaction is what really corresponds to the country’s strategic profile or a meticulously examined case scenario with deeper implications? It is… » read more

Some news from Turkey

President Abdullah Gül responded to reporters’ questions after a press conference he held along with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic as part of the 20th Anniversary Summit of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) yesterday. In reply to a question whether the outcome of the NATO meeting on Syria satisfied Turkey, Gül said… » read more

Last Wednesday, a group of Turkish-Cypriots, dressed up in white masks and clothes, symbolically protested for being the ‘ghosts’ of the European family and asked for their better EU integration. The event was largely initiated by the Turkish-Cypriot civil society, which represents a very interesting aspect of Cyprus’ European integration in recent times. During the… » read more

Yesterday, a group of Turkish-Cypriots, dressed up in white masks and clothes, symbolically protested for being the ‘ghosts’ of the European family and asked for their better EU integration. The event was largely initiated by the Turkish-Cypriot civil society, which represents a very interesting aspect of Cyprus’ European integration in recent times. During the years… » read more

The Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has raised an outcry in his country and beyond by opening a crusade against abortions and pleading for at least three children per family. He has called upon his government to prepare appropriate legislation to ban or restrict abortions and caesarian births to strictly medical indications. Abortion, which is legal… » read more

A new Turkish Coffee Briefing was focused on the topic of “Greening Turkey: is there an European vision?” The introductory speech was given by Dr Uygar Özesmi, Executive Director of Greenpeace Mediterranean. During the debate moderated by Gizem Karslı, participants from the European Parliament, European Commission, international media, think thanks, business and civic society exchanged… » read more

A new Turkish Coffee Briefings was on the topic of “European Parliament: Power and Politics”. The introductory speech was given by Richard Corbett, Cabinet Member of the European Council President Van Rompuy and former Member of the European Parliament. He is the co-author of the book “The European Parliament”. During the debate which followed, participants… » read more

Guest post by Senka Neuman Stanivukovi?, researcher at the University of Groningen. As a part of novelized Enlargement strategy, the Commission has released a set of short videos to communicate the EU’s widening eastwards to the citizens. I suggest that the campaign not only prejudices against the Eastern members and to-be-members by portraying these as… » read more

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