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Montenegrin Historical Transition

May 30th, 2014 | By Milos Markovic
Montenegrin Historical Transition

Montenegro is a state loc­ated, accord­ing to polit­ic­ally cor­rect expres­sion, on the West­ern Balkans. In the begin­ning of the 20th cen­tury it became a king­dom, but after a short period of fin­an­cial dif­fi­culty, it became a com­pon­ent part of the king­dom of Yugoslavia. After World War II it became a part of the Social­ist Federal [...]



Scotland’s 2014 Referendum: Possible Implications for the UK’s domestic production in the North Sea?

May 14th, 2014 | By Elpida Theodoridou

In Septem­ber 2014 a ref­er­en­dum is anti­cip­ated to take place in Scot­land that will decide whether Scot­land will remain part of the United King­dom as it is or will become an inde­pend­ent coun­try instead. If Scot­land decides to become an inde­pend­ent state and no longer be part of the United King­dom, sub­stan­tial changes could potentially [...]



The Ukrainian Puzzle

May 7th, 2014 | By Luis Vilacha Fernandez
The Ukrainian Puzzle

After the ref­er­en­dum regard­ing Crimea’s status and its move­ment towards the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion, there are cur­rently sev­eral regions with a large major­ity of Pro-Russian pop­u­la­tion that might fol­low the same path. Will Rus­sia inter­vene? Will the West inter­vene? But most import­antly, has the EU fol­lowed its own rules in response to the crisis in Ukraine? [...]



The Netherlands

May 5th, 2014 | By Project for Democratic Union
The Netherlands

Tra­di­tion­ally a pro-European nation but more recently scep­tical, the Neth­er­lands will elect 26 MEPs in a few weeks time. The Neth­er­lands was one of the founders of the European Coal and Steel Com­munity in 1952 and is sig­nat­ory of all the treat­ies that fol­lowed. For many years, the Dutch were con­sidered as pro­ponents of fur­ther European [...]



The Cyprus Issue and the Joint Declaration

May 3rd, 2014 | By Markella Toumaniou
The Cyprus Issue and the Joint Declaration

On Feb­ru­ary 11th, 2014, a joint declar­a­tion was drawn by Nikos Ana­stas­i­ades (Pres­id­ent of the Repub­lic of Cyprus) and Dervis Ero­glou (leader of the Turk­ish com­munity), the two lead­ers of Cyprus. It inaug­ur­ated a new round of nego­ti­ations to resolve the Cyprus issue. This declar­a­tion is a pre­lim­in­ary agree­ment which reg­u­lates the frame­work of the [...]



Bulgaria

Apr 24th, 2014 | By Project for Democratic Union
Bulgaria

Once a major European power com­pet­ing for regional suprem­acy against the Byz­antine Empire, nowadays Bul­garia struggles to find its place in the European com­munity. These days, the European media has is con­tent with qual­i­fy­ing Bul­garia solely as the “poorest mem­ber state of the EU”. Inev­it­ably, this kind of mostly neg­at­ive media cov­er­age leads to a [...]



Youth’ Hopes in the Balkans: The Case of Macedonia

Apr 21st, 2014 | By Marija Djakova

“We must become the change we want to see” – Mahatma Gandhi. The year 1989 brought about a series of mem­or­able changes that reshaped the world as it was known until then. The his­tor­ical and polit­ical shifts that took place that year announced global changes that would alter the way entire coun­tries func­tioned. An important [...]



We need to talk about the Left: motion vs action

Apr 17th, 2014 | By Rodrigo Vaz
We need to talk about the Left: motion vs action

For every pro­gress­ive liv­ing in the EU it has been, for a long time now, embar­rass­ing to wit­ness the lack of resolve by the social demo­cratic parties on the con­tin­ent – espe­cially since the start of the 2008 crisis, which ini­tially seemed to be the per­fect oppor­tun­ity for the left to take the stage with [...]



Candidates to the Commission’s Presidency.

Apr 16th, 2014 | By Yana Prokofyeva
Candidates to the Commission’s Presidency.

Con­trary to most coun­tries of the world which were quite suc­cess­ful in tack­ling the global eco­nomic crisis of 2008, the chal­lenge proved to be more tougher for the European Union. A fin­an­cial crisis fol­lowed the eco­nomic one. Today, almost 6 years since the begin­ning of the reces­sion, eco­nomic recov­ery is still very week (in 2013 [...]



The Hungarian Controversy

Apr 11th, 2014 | By Timea Viragh
The Hungarian Controversy

Nowadays, many people in Hun­gary are against the European Union. While in 2004, when Hun­gary joined the EU, 45% of its pop­u­la­tion thought that EU mem­ber­ship would be bene­fi­cial for the coun­try, in 2013 only 32% thinks the same. There are many reas­ons for this decline. First, people have the tend­ency to unreal­ist­ic­ally believe that when [...]