Articles and Commentary

Response to readers’ comments – Five rings of the empire

ltrIn the current issue of New Eastern Europe we published an essay titled “The five rings of the empire” by Paweł Kowal.


After publishing the piece online, we received a few reader questions about the author’s decision to include the Scottish National Party in his analysis such as the one below.

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Euroenthusiast or eurosceptic?

eu flags cloudsSixty years ago, on March 25th 1957, the Treaty of Rome was signed, laying the groundwork for the creation of the European Union via the European Economic Community. Over those 60 years, the European community has evolved through greater integration and enlargement. The end of the Cold War, the establishment of the Eurozone, the Schengen Treaty and the 2004 accession of the Central and Eastern Europe states helped give shape to what the EU is today. However, since then the EU has been struck with a series of crises including the 2008 economic crisis, the 2014 annexation of Crimea and war in east Ukraine, the 2015 migration and refugee crisis and the 2016 Brexit referendum.

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The five rings of the empire

russia empireThis piece originally appeared in Issue 2/2017 of New Eastern Europe. Subscribe now.

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The European quandary of Tusk's re-election

tuskOn March 9th, Donald Tusk was re-elected as the President of the European Council for the second time despite the opposition of his home country, Poland. His candidacy and eventual reappointment for a second term has been challenged by the Polish government led by Prime Minister Beata Szydło. He will hold the position until the end of 2019.

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    New Eastern Europe's Continuing coverage of the Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government’s decision to put the country’s European integration on hold was met by a spontaneous protest of middle class and students. Three days later the rally organised by political parties attracted the biggest turnout since 2004 Orange revolution events.


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