Next week (Tuesday 28 May), I will be talking at İstanbul 29 Mayis Üniversitesi in Uskudar (about 20 minutes walking distance from the Metrobus stop "Altunizade") about EU foreign policy in the Mediterranean. All welcome!
2012 is going to be a rather important year for global politics, as there will be: presidential elections in the U.S., Russia and France; a leadership transition in China; the evolution/involution of the Arab Spring; the challenges faced by the Euro Zone and much more (North Korea, Afghanistan, etc, etc.). It is always interesting, at … Continue reading How experts see 2012..
The title does not refer to an old '80s song (actually, a very good song) by Ultravox but concerns the latest developments of the EU enlargement. Yesterday, the commission released its opinions on enlargement and candidate countries. The state of this complicated "endless love affair" (for candidate countries) can be summarized as follows: Croatia: 2013 … Continue reading The “new europeans”?
While the attention of Europe is focused on its northern geographical extreme (Norway) and its boiling southern neighbourhood (Libya, Syria and all the events related to Arab Spring), its eastern flank has loudly required its amount of attention as well: Kosovar special forces attempted to seize the control over its Serbian-majority northern area. This move was … Continue reading Tension rises in Northern Kosovo