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Category: New Eastern Europe newsletter

Moldova – An important visit at a key moment

The recent visit of the foreign ministers of Poland, Great Britain, Sweden to Moldova may not have been really noticed by the European media, but it had a very important meaning for the situation in this country. Piotr Oleksy from the Institute of Eastern Studies of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań discusses. For the full […]

March 5, 2013 - Example Author

Romania and the Horse Meat Scandal

Horse meat is on everyone’s lips these days. Most likely, literally as well as figuratively. The scandal that started in mid-January and seemed like another endearing phase in Romanian-British relations quickly spread across the continent and all the way to Asia. Ioana Burtea from Europe & Me discusses the horse meat scandal. To read the […]

March 3, 2013 - Example Author

Debate on the Szekler Flag

"The remarks in this article (…) by the Hungarian and Romanian-speaking author Keno Verseck, seem to be in need of some correction." Attila Dabis, Foreign Affairs Commissioner of the Szekler National Council, answers Keno Verseck's article published in Spiegel Online on February 9th 2013. For the full article visit: https://www.neweasterneurope.eu/node/680

March 1, 2013 - Example Author

Armenia’s Step Forward?

While the president of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, continues to receive congratulatory letters from world leaders on his re-election after the February 18th vote, the main opposition candidate Raffi Hovannisian disputes the outcome of the elections claiming that he is the elected president, holding rallies attended by his thousands of supporters in Yerevan, as well as […]

February 24, 2013 - Example Author

Russian and Foreign Experts Indicate Warming Trend in Difficult Russian-Polish Relations

A regular meeting of the Committee for Russian-Polish Cooperation Strategy, destined to sum up the results of cooperation of the two states, was held in Moscow on December 17th 2012 and was chaired by the foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov and Radosław Sikorski. According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “the parties analysed the state […]

February 21, 2013 - Example Author

Politics and Social Media: Why Eastern Europe’s politicians are all atwitter

Politicians in Central and Eastern Europe are taking to Twitter in increasing numbers – but with mixed results, finds Philipp Köker, a PhD candidate from UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. To read the full article visit: https://www.neweasterneurope.eu/node/667

February 19, 2013 - Example Author

Enlargement to Retrenchment: EU budget and the East

Behind the headline cuts in the European Union’s 2014-2020 Multi-Annual Financial Framework, lies a new EU retrenchment policy on its eastern borders. The protection of EU Structural and Cohesion funds to the European Union and the gutting of the “Global Europe” spending ceiling, within which the commitments to the Eastern Partnership initiative are housed, demonstrates […]

February 17, 2013 - Example Author

Into the Wild

“A major problem with the dismemberment of Yugoslavia, as executed by extreme nationalist and political elites was the apparent absence of alternative solutions that would have prevented (or stopped altogether) the war and re-established peace and security in the region,” writes Vesna Pešić. Ida Orzechowska from the Institute of Political Science of the University of […]

February 14, 2013 - Example Author

Time for the Eastern European Union?

Whether called “racial superiority” in the 18th century, the “Yellow Peril” in the 19th, or “Lebensraum” in the 20th, Europe has either pursued straightforward expansionism. Over time, this – as yet still legitimate – action performed in the name of self-defence turned into outright suppression of any attempt to tinker with Europe’s proverbial jewels, whether […]

February 12, 2013 - Example Author

The Kremlin’s New Friend at Foggy Bottom

President Barack Obama’s new secretary of state, Senator John Kerry (D-MA), is unlikely to change the White House’s current relations with Russia and East Central Europe. A staunch supporter of Obama’s “reset” policy towards Russia, Kerry nonetheless has been critical of Russia’s support for Belarus’s dictator Aleksandr Lukashenka and its invasion of Georgia in 2008. […]

February 10, 2013 - Example Author

Global Technology and Serbian Hedonism

Sixty per cent of young people in Serbia use the internet, with 45 per cent of them using it on a regular basis, show results of the annual Youth and New Media 2012 survey carried out by Irex Serbia and Ipsos, released in December last year. Larisa Ranković, media researcher, consultant and freelance journalist from […]

February 7, 2013 - Example Author

Opposition(s) in Waiting?

“Vladimir Putin’s image in Russia today is not what it was four years ago. The various opposition groups are now preparing for eventual change, but are their diverse and confusing positions enough to provide Russian society with any clear alternative?” Tatiana Stanovaya, an analyst with the Russian Center for Political Technologies (CPT) and the representative […]

February 6, 2013 - Example Author


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