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EU and India

4 Jun 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

The relationship between the European Union (EU) and India is polite but lacks substance. Both sides face challenges in understanding each other, despite sharing similar temperaments and sensibilities. The EU and India are complex entities that value...

50 shades of right-wing populism in Europe

3 Jun 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

Right-wing leaders in the European Union (EU) have supported the consolidation of Spain's far-right party Vox (ECR) in the recent regional and municipal elections. Vox's strong performance has positioned it as a significant force, potentially forming...

More Brexit failures and false promises

3 Jun 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

The failure of Brexit is increasingly acknowledged and discussed, although addressing this failure will be complex and challenging as Brexiters are unlikely to give up easily. Previously, the damage caused by Brexit was often reported piecemeal, with...

Eurocities and politics

3 Jun 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

The rise of right-wing politics in cities like Berlin and the potential loss of progressive influence in Spanish cities are raising concerns among progressives. Historically, cities have been seen as progressive havens where diverse cultures thrive,...

French Dispatch - the recent Euroedition

3 Jun 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

The recent stories highlight diplomatic efforts in Kosovo, economic developments in the Eurozone, the future of digital currency, and legal implications of state aid during the pandemic. French and German Diplomatic Efforts in Kosovo: Violent prote...

What is happening in northern Kosovo?

1 Jun 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

The situation in north Kosovo has worsened, with clashes between ethnic Albanian mayors and Serb protestors resulting in injuries to NATO peacekeepers, members of Kosovo's police force, and civilians. The northern Serb population does not recognize P...

Recent Euronews via Politico Europe

31 May 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

The situation in Poland is causing concern in the European Union (EU) and the United States. The new law in Poland allows a government commission to ban individuals from holding public office, potentially blocking opposition candidates from running i...

Global update via Gzero Media/SIGNAL

30 May 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the presidential runoff election with a 4-percentage-point lead over opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Erdogan's victory gives him another term in power and a majority in parliament, allowing him to pur...

Recent Euronews via Politico Europe

30 May 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won a run-off vote, securing his rule for a third decade. With over 98% of the ballot boxes counted, Erdoğan was leading with 52% of the vote, defeating opposition candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. Erdoğan decla...

Some latest research about European microstates and interactions with the EU

28 May 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

Four  European microstates Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco and San Marino have political independence despite being bound to larger neighboring states and the EU. The author argues that understanding the microstates' national identities within the EU'...