• A Winter without Coal

    Without providing much reason, Russia suspended on November 24th its coal deliveries to Ukraine. Taking advantage of the circumstances, the Kremlin is using another tool to destabilise the country with which it is in an unspoken state of war.

  • Old Sentiments

    For Šešelj, the foundation of SNS by Nikolić and Vučić was a personal betrayal. Prior to his return to Serbia he announced that one of his first goals once he returns to the country will be to get revenge on his two former colleagues.

  • Do Not Forget about the Dreams

    On November 21st 2014 on Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) people will meet once again. This time, however, they will not organise another protest against the government.

  • Belarus: Struggling with the Same Old Problems

    Warming relations with the West is becoming pivotal for the Belarusian authorities because they still count on economic aid and international investments. This would help to stabilise the economic situation almost a year before the election and lower dependence from Russia.

  • What Europe?

    A review of Is The EU Doomed? By: Jan Zielonka. Publisher: Polity Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2014.

  • Five Questions about the Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

    Were these elections to the Verkhovna Rada fair and democratic? In principle, yes. Especially when compared with the previous elections but some pathologies could still be observed, yet on a significantly smaller scale.

  • The End of the Georgian Dream?

    The current governmental crisis in Georgia seems to be rather more an effect of internal politics and arguments within the coalition than anything else. It is definitely too early to claim that the pro-European course of Georgia is under threat.

  • An Unfinished Reunification

    An interview with Wolfgang Templin, German essayist, leader of the democratic opposition in East Germany, on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe.

  • A Balkan False Start

    After the recent football match between Serbia and Albania, the Balkans bubbled up once again. In Vojvodina, a number of bakeries and cake shops owned by Albanians was destroyed within the first week after the match. In Montenegro, there were attempts to devastate mosques.

  • Winter Package: EU’s success, Ukraine’s surrender

    The European Commission, Ukraine and Russia agreed last week to resume Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine until March 2015. The European Commission called it a “breakthrough” event. However, it is just an interim solution.

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