Articles and Commentary

The Future of EU-Russia Relations – just a dream?

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Fraser Cameron, Director of the EU-Russia Centre

The EU-Russia summit of spring 2025 was about to conclude. Presidents Medvedev and Bildt signed the accession treaty and smiled for the cameras. Few could have thought even a decade ago that Russia would be on the verge of joining the European Union.

 

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Ukraine: United to protect human rights, or pirates' rights?

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The attempt by authorities to shutdown Ukraine's largest file-sharing resource, ex.ua, has caused, perhaps, the greatest mass protest since the 2004 Orange Revolution.

 

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A Political Black Hole in the Middle of the Balkans

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What is the strangest political entity in the whole of Europe? North Kosovo perhaps? From the perspective of the Albanians it is a country within a country. But from the perspective of the Serbs, it’s a country within a country within a country.

 

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Et in Arcadia Ego: A Balkan Holiday from History

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The year 2011 marks the twentieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Yugoslav wars in 1991. Seeking to escape the ghosts of the past, the region is still haunted by faces of former “heroes”.

 

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Freedom in Eastern Europe

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It has been twenty years since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the question remains whether countries such as Ukraine or Belarus are truly free. The writings of Václav Havel, Czesław Miłosz and György Konrád may provide clues to the answer.

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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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