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Guest post by Mark Temnycky, graduate of Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University   As Ukraine celebrated its “Ukrainian Literacy and Language Day” on 9 November, controversy surrounding its education law remains.   Passed in September, the legislation stated secondary education in public schools would be taught in Ukrainian. This sparked… » read more

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Guest post by Ivan Pepic, political blogger at Ve?ernji list and a member of the Institute for Social and Political Research (Mostar). Jasmin Mujanovic’s article Russia’s Bosnia Gambit: Intrigue in the Balkans appeared on September 6th 2017 on the Foreign Affairs website. It contains numerous web links, probably supposed to serve as references that confirm… » read more

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Guest post by Arlind Puka, Administrative Assistant The refusal of Hungary and Slovakia to comply with an ECJ’s decision to uphold the EU’s refugee relocation scheme which aims to relocate 160,000 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy, has increased tensions between the EU and the Hungarian Prime Minister. In Hungary, Orban’s government has attacked the… » read more

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Guest post by Dr. Vira Ratsiborynska, Research Analyst at NATO Defense College. The views expressed are those of the author and do not represent the opinions of the NATO Defense College, or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.   National strategy requires us to analyze across all dimensions relations of power and observe the ways implemented… » read more

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Summer holidays in the country expecting the green light to start EU accession negotiations When you think about going on vacation to Albania, what first comes to your mind is the natural beauty, people’s hospitality and good food. But once you are in Albania, things may appear in a different light. And totally different to… » read more

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Guest blog post by Andrii Lavreniuk, Brussels based Ukrainian journalist. For two years Putin’s Russia has been terrorising the entire civilised world. The occupation of Ukrainian Crimea and military aggression in eastern Ukraine became the first stages of a hybrid, undeclared war unleashed by the Kremlin regime. Russia cynically and insidiously destroyed the security of… » read more

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Guest blog post by Leo Watson, freelance writer.   Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has stated that Poland will not take any refugees, a day after the terror attacks on Brussels. In January, Szydlo announced that 400 refugees would be accepted by Poland, but has now gone back on that decision. Szydlo did not cite security… » read more

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Guest blog post by Andrea Lorenzo Capussela, author of State-Building in Kosovo: Democracy, Corruption and the EU in the Balkans. Kosovo’s authorities have illegally arrested one third of the parliamentary opposition, including its main leader. The European Parliament expresses concern, but refuses to condemn the arrests. In their desire to assist Kosovo, now in a… » read more

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Guest blog post by Peter Van Elsuwege, Professor of European Union Law at Ghent University. When he started his term in office about a year ago, European Commission President Juncker expressed a general feeling of ‘enlargement fatigue’. The message was clear: no major progress was to be expected in the process of EU enlargement in… » read more

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