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Category: New Eastern Europe newsletter

The Tyranny of the Majority

"At first, they said that this constitution would be carved in the stone, but after just one year, there have already been four amendments! The length of this amendment constitution and of the constitution itself, shows that they are trying to regulate every detail of the constitution in order to prevent it from being changeable […]

June 10, 2013 - Example Author

Expectations and Reality Collide in Tiraspol

In January 2013, Yevgeny Shevchuk, the president of Transnistria, completed his first year as head of this unrecognised state. But has the young politician managed to fulfil any of the domestic or international expectations during his first year in office? Kamil Całus from the Centre for Eastern Studies in Warsaw and Piotr Oleksy from the […]

June 9, 2013 - Example Author

Pushed Outside the System

"… the longer the Putin regime survives, the less the chances are for Russia to survive. The Putin regime is a slow acting poison. Actually it’s no longer slow acting. This poison destroys state institutions and its endemic corruption makes it impossible for the state to recover." Former World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov recently stated […]

June 6, 2013 - Example Author

June 12-13 2013: Third Annual Southeast Europe Infrastructure Forum

June 12-13 2013: Third Annual Southeast Europe Infrastructure Forum Registration is still available for the upcoming 3rd Annual Southeast Europe (SEE) Infrastructure Forum in Zagreb, Croatia. A special 25% discount is available for New Eastern Europe Readers The exclusive high-level SEE PPP Infrastructure Forum will outline key PPP opportunities in Southeast Europe, including Transport, Social and […]

June 5, 2013 - Example Author

Back in the USSR – Heroic Adventures in Transnistria

After the success of their book Missing Lives, which tells the tragic stories of 15 missing people in the former Yugoslavia, award-winning photojournalist Nick Danziger and best-selling author Rory MacLean are set to return with a new book: Back in the USSR – Heroic Adventures in Transnistria. Hayden Berry talks to the authors about why […]

June 4, 2013 - Example Author

Averting a Demographic Nightmare in Russia and Eastern Europe

Over the past 20 years, newspaper readers across the world had grown accustomed to alarming headlines with some variant of “The Russians are Dying Out”. In the first ten years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a catastrophic fall in Russia’s birth rate was accompanied by a disturbingly low life expectancy. Filip Mazurczak, from […]

June 2, 2013 - Example Author

A Difficult Journey Respected and Discussed

Much has been written about the recent opening of the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Several have commented that this museum and the fact that many more people attended the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising signifies a greater bridging of the gap between past and present that hasn’t been […]

May 30, 2013 - Example Author

Ahtisaari for Slow Learners

Some enormous changes have happened in the Balkans over the last ten years, with one of the most revolutionary changes happening just last month when Serbia and Kosovo reached the historic Agreement of Principles Governing the Normalization of Relations. Ida Orzechowska from the University of Wroclaw discusses the agreement on the normalisation of the Belgrade-Pristina […]

May 26, 2013 - Example Author

Us and Them: The evolution of identity

"The concept of 'us' is always dependent on how we understand 'them'. The more we think about other regions of the world, for example the Arab world, as being different from us, the more we are prone to regard our immediate neighbours as 'us'." Ziemowit Szczerek talks to Hans Henning Hahn, renown German historian, specialist […]

May 25, 2013 - Example Author

Political Protests in Ukraine: Real again

On May 18th, the Day of Europe in Ukraine, tens of thousands marched in Kyiv as the wave of political protests reached its highest point. “Rise, Ukraine!” the rallies organised by the political opposition of Batkivshchyna, UDAR and Svoboda, had splashed across the country since early March. Yegor Vasylyev, an analyst specialising in politics and […]

May 23, 2013 - Example Author

A Crucial Six Months for Ukraine

The success of the Eastern Partnership depends on the success of Ukraine, as Ukraine is a key component of the Eastern Partnership, admitted guests of the 6th Europe-Ukraine Forum in Budapest. Łukasz Ciuba from the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies reports. To read the full articel visit: https://www.neweasterneurope.eu/node/816

May 21, 2013 - Example Author

There Is No Plan B

On Friday May 17th, Krakow, Poland, hosted a summit of the foreign ministers of both the Visegrad Group and the Eastern Partnership states. The summit included the participation of the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton as well as Štefan Füle, the EU Commissioner for enlargement policy. The summit was hosted by Polish Foreign […]

May 19, 2013 - Example Author

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