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Will a Hydrocarbon Discovery in the Eastern Mediterranean Bring Peace to Cyprus?


A significant new energy discovery could give new impetus to resolving an old dispute.

Romania 101: Lessons from a Century of Struggles and Success

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In the words of Romanian poet Mihai Eminsecu: “The light is on for those who see, not for the blind ones.”

From Democracy to Dictatorship in Modern Europe

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Unless Brussels suspends budgetary support for President Dodon and speaks up for the foreign businesses which prop up Europe’s poorest country, the Eastern Partnership Program must bear full responsibility for the dictator which the EU28 and its allies enabled in Moldova.

Spain Elections: New Poll, Same Deadlocked Politics?

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Spain’s fourth general election in five years is unlikely to break the country’s political deadlock.

EU Parliament and the Impact of Civil Society on Trade Negotiations

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Do internal constraints like the EP and an activist civil society help or hinder the EU Commission in its trade negotiations?

For Europe, Green Means Progress

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Exploring how the ‘green wave’ is overhauling European politics.

Moldova-European Union Relations: Has the Eastern Partnership helped Moldovans?

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After a rocky start, the Eastern Partnership between the EU and Moldova is bearing fruit.

Turkey’s Assertiveness in and around Cyprus: South China Sea Redux?


Opposition to Turkey’s geopolitical power play in the Eastern Mediterranean is mounting, but there’s no sign that Ankara will be backing down anytime soon.

Spain Headed for a General Election… Again

Gozón.8-10-2015. Visita de los secretarios generales de la FSA-PSOE y el PSOE, Javier Fernández y Pedro Sánchez, respectivamente, ala explotación ganadera Badiola, cc Flickr FSA-PSOE, modified,

For those keeping track at home, this will be the fourth general election in four years.

Draghi’s Parting Gift: ECB Turns the Stimulus Taps Back On

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 25JAN13 - Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank, Frankfurt is captured during the special address session at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2013. Copyright by World Economic Forum Remy Steinegger,

Monetary stimulus has returned to Europe, and President Trump isn’t happy about it.

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