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EU Enlargement and the Geopolitical Battleground of the Balkans

cc Flickr EU2018BG Bulgarian Presidency, modified,

The EU’s glacial enlargement process may fall foul to outside geopolitical players in the Western Balkans.

Dear Geopolitical European Commission: Crawl before You Run!

cc Flickr European People's Party, modified,

Can the European Union bridge the gap between theoretical and actual power?

COVID-19 in Ukraine: Religion and Geopolitics in a Pandemic

cc Flickr Jennifer Boyer, modified,

Ukraine’s long-running religious schism has spilled into the country’s COVID-19 response.

Decision Time Looms for Brussels on COVID-19 Response

EUParliament, cc Flickr European Parliament, modified,

The upcoming April 7 finance minister summit might one day be looked back on as a turning point in the history of the European Union – for better or worse.

Is Belarus Doomed to Dependence on Russia?

BelarusRussiaFlags, cc Flickr Adam Jones, modified,

Minsk has tried to carve out a more independent niche since the Ukraine crisis, but its room for maneuver remains severely constrained.

COVID-19: Make or Break Time for the Euro

euro, cc Flickr Enrico Matteucci, modified,

The Greek sovereign debt crisis left cracks in the foundation of the grand experiment of the euro. Will COVID-19 pry them open?

Madame la Maire: Paris, Reform, and the Improbable Rise of Anne Hidalgo

7 November 2017; Anne Hidalgo, Mayor, City of Paris, speaking during a press conference during the opening day of Web Summit 2017 at Altice Arena in Lisbon. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Web Summit via Sportsfile, cc Flickr Web Summit, modified,

All eyes on the upcoming Paris election, where the next president of France could be in-the-making.

Politics, Football, and a Change of Geopolitical Course of Bulgaria

Levski Sofia football fans, cc Wikicommons Javor Draganov, modified,

The fate of the Borisov government will have consequences for Bulgaria’s geopolitical alignment.

COVID-19 Economic Impact: Italy

Piazza San Marco at Dawn, Venice (taken in 2015), cc Benh LIEU SONG, Flickr, modified,

The Italian economy was uniquely vulnerable to recession even before COVID-19 arrived.

With Friends Like This: Russia and Turkey Fall Out over Idlib

Putin_with_Erdoğan, cc, modfiied,

Reprisal attacks against the Syrian government and renewed refugee flows into Europe are just two of the potential consequences of a deadly airstrike on Turkish troops in Idlib.

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