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EU-Turkey Accession Negotiations Backsliding
EU-Turkey Accession Negotiations Backsliding?

The European journey turned out to be an anathema for Turkey that paradoxically is set to stand on the door for a little...

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Will the Far-Right Lead Europe
Will the Far-Right Lead Europe?

Insufficient knowledge and self-perception on Islamophobia and xenophobia by EU states is a further obstacle in the fight...

Saturday, May 25, 2019

The European Parliament Seeks the Medieval Age in Hagia Sophia
The European Parliament Seeks the Medieval Age in Hagia Sophia

The European Parliament considers defending Hagia Sophia’s conversion into a mosque an extremism and underlines its...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Link Between Brexit and Turkey's Dashed Hopes of Being
The Link Between Brexit and Turkey's Dashed Hopes of Being an EU Member

For older, experienced EU hacks, such as the author, there were no great surprises to the loaded gun which Brussels handed...

Monday, March 18, 2019

Chinese Foreign Direct Investments threaten the Independence of EU States
Chinese Foreign Direct Investments threaten the Independence of EU States

Although China-led foreign investment in various sectors contributes positively to employment and development, it can be...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Ambivalent Policies and the Loss of Western Values
Ambivalent Policies and the Loss of Western Values

Norbert Röttgen, Germany’s Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, described the Venezuelan President Maduro as a dictator...

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Radicalization in Egypt May Haunt Europe
Radicalization in Egypt May Haunt Europe

Sisi’s harsh stance against the civil opposition in the country and the increasing brutality may push opponents to...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Is Germany Intervening in the Internal Affairs of Venezuela
Is Germany Intervening in the Internal Affairs of Venezuela?

The report published by Wissenschaftlicher Dienst des Bundestages stresses the fact that the German parliament's decision...

Friday, February 15, 2019

European Double Standards on Venezuela
European Double Standards on Venezuela

While recently Germany’s economy minister Altmaier visited Egypt this week and met with the putschist president Sisi...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

How the European Union Continues to Generate Poverty and Migration
How the European Union Continues to Generate Poverty and Migration in Africa

The CFA franc and the way in which Western corporations exploit Africa are at the root of the immigrant crisis. ‘Voluntary...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The End of History or the End of Democracy in
The End of History or the End of Democracy in Austria?

Departing from the Japanese-American political scientist Francis Fukuyama’s contention in his “The End of History” thesis...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Theresa May s Brexit Deal is Part of a Dirty
Theresa May’s Brexit Deal is Part of a Dirty Trick by Brussels to Make an Example of the UK

The EU which doesn’t want the UK to leave the union at all, but prefers an arrangement whereby London stays close to the...

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Is Europe Back to Great Power Politics
Is Europe Back to Great Power Politics?

Does the fray over European security between the U.S. and the EU demonstrate a return of Europe to great power politics? 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

EU s arms trade with Saudi Arabia comes under scrutiny
EU’s arms trade with Saudi Arabia comes under scrutiny

Demands from EU countries to suspend arms deals with Saudi Arabia have increased following the killing of Jamal Khashoggi....

Thursday, October 25, 2018

One of every two Europeans dissatisfied with EU s direction
One of every two Europeans dissatisfied with EU’s direction

European Union public opinion survey conducted last month by Eurobarometer shows the latest sentiments regarding EU. The...

Thursday, October 18, 2018

World calls on Saudis to cooperate in missing journalist case
World calls on Saudis to cooperate in missing journalist case

The international community has called for Saudi Arabia to cooperate on the case of the missing Saudi journalist Jamal...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Where is Turkey s foreign policy leading to
Where is Turkey’s foreign policy leading to?

"Ankara wants to form relationships based on mutual interdependence. Who ever is close to this idea, then Turkey will form...

Friday, September 28, 2018

New 'iron curtain' falls across EU over migrant crisis
New 'iron curtain' falls across EU over migrant crisis

An east-west has emerged between EU member states who want to follow a more moderate path versus those who pursue stricter...

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Will the EU Keep the JCPOA Alive
Will the EU Keep the JCPOA Alive?

While the EU’s grand effort to keep the JCPOA alive seems to fail in the future, unlike the U.S., the participant...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Uninvited Guests of the Inhospitable Sea
Uninvited Guests of the Inhospitable Sea

The EU severely depends on Turkey, as it did regarding the Aegean Sea, in the subjects of the prevention of illegal...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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