Tag Archives: Eastern Europe

Putin plays dangerous poker game

The standoff in eastern Ukraine is the most tense since Russian-backed forces took control of parts of the country in 2014. Now President Vladimir Putin appears to be threatening the region once more. Continue reading

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European migration policy not working

Migratory pressure The last few days MEPs voiced their strong support for Polish citizens who are taking to the streets to fight for rule of law and judges and prosecutors that continue to apply EU law, and called on Polish … Continue reading

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EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen defending the freedom rights of all European citizens

In a heated plenary debate with Polish Prime Minister and economist Mateusz Morawiecki, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Slovenian Foreign Affairs Minister Anže Logar, most MEPs condemned the contentious ruling of 7 October by the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, … Continue reading

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Hungarian undermining of European freedoms

In Hungary, it has become very difficult when you feel born in a wrong body. It is not only illegal to change your gender, but it has become very difficult to talk about it with others. Educators can be fined … Continue reading

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A strong and ambitious counter-terrorism policy is needed for the European Union

At its 561st plenary session, held on 9 and 10 June 2021, the European Economic and Social Committee welcomed and supported the strategic agenda to protect EU citizens from terrorism, as proposed in the EU Security Union Strategy, and agrees … Continue reading

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Utopism has not ended

I do know some people like to say I am a dreamer of impossible dreams, sharing an impossible hope. I might be an utopist, or even hoping to belong to thinkers in line with idealistic social reformers, believing in a … Continue reading

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First sayings around the Brexit

UndercoverInfo which aims to show the news behind the news via a global network of correspondents. If Brexit wins, a reinvented Tory Party, ever shifting rightwards, will have captured UKIP supporters in its wake, as well as many Labour voters … Continue reading

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Could Brexit lead to Frexit – or Czexit?

Originally posted on UCL Europe Blog:
Seán Hanley, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Central and East European Politics at UCL, examines the claims that Brexit may lead to significant political repercussions in other EU member states, including potentially a domino effect…

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Fitting the bill in the North and in the East

On Thursday Erdogan’s henchman, Turkey’s Prime Minister, has made a promise to his people that if they elect him next month that he soon would liberate Jerusalem. Ahmet Davutoglu was using words that are major hints for all students of … Continue reading

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The Free Market (and all that) did not bring down the Berlin Wall

Originally posted on Mostly Economics:
There are certain narratives which are never questioned. One such narrative is rise of free market thinking in the last 30 years or so. Now, this itself was not new as before great depression we had…

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