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    Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator: “We made it clear to Russia we are joining NATO: this will not affect our relations”

Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator: “We made it clear to Russia we are joining NATO: this will not affect our relations”

Montenegro has been formally invited to join NATO, in the first expansion of the organisation since Albania and Croatia joined in 2009. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator, Aleksandar Andrija Pejović, discusses the country’s efforts to join both NATO and the EU, the recent protests against Montenegro’s government, and how the country’s NATO […]

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    Five minutes with Javier Solana: ‘Europe must respond to the refugee crisis as it would have liked the world to respond to its suffering’

Five minutes with Javier Solana: ‘Europe must respond to the refugee crisis as it would have liked the world to respond to its suffering’

How should the EU respond to the multiple challenges it presently faces, from economic malaise to the refugee crisis and the conflict in Ukraine? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Javier Solana discusses why Europe should take inspiration from its experience during two world wars in its efforts to help refugees, how the EU can play a greater role […]

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    Five minutes with James Ker-Lindsay: “I have never seen the EU so utterly divided and working against the very principles upon which it was built”

Five minutes with James Ker-Lindsay: “I have never seen the EU so utterly divided and working against the very principles upon which it was built”

How has the refugee crisis affected countries in South Eastern Europe? In a discussion on the situation in Serbia, Croatia and Hungary, James Ker-Lindsay argues that with no country – Germany included – managing to get all of their moves right, the crisis is proving to be the most divisive issue Europe has so far had to face.

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    Five minutes with Catherine de Vries: “The left is now split over whether they simply oppose the EU’s policies or oppose what the EU stands for overall”

Five minutes with Catherine de Vries: “The left is now split over whether they simply oppose the EU’s policies or oppose what the EU stands for overall”

How has opposition to the European Union changed in light of the Greek debt crisis, the UK’s planned referendum on EU membership, and the migration crisis in the Mediterranean? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Catherine de Vries discusses the impact the UK’s referendum might have on the continent, the nature of left-wing Euroscepticism, and why immigration […]

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    Five minutes with Gideon Skinner: “The trend in the polling is clearly toward support for the UK staying in the EU”

Five minutes with Gideon Skinner: “The trend in the polling is clearly toward support for the UK staying in the EU”

What can the polling tell us about the likely result in the UK’s referendum on EU membership? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Gideon Skinner, Head of Political Research at Ipsos MORI, discusses the recent trends in British public opinion, the potential for David Cameron’s intended renegotiation to shape the outcome, and why despite current support for […]

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    Five minutes with Peter Parycek: “Data and artificial intelligence are areas where we’ll see big changes to the way democracy works”

Five minutes with Peter Parycek: “Data and artificial intelligence are areas where we’ll see big changes to the way democracy works”

Do digital technologies have the potential to completely transform our systems of politics and government, and if so to what extent? One of the people at the forefront of answering this question is Peter Parycek, the Chair of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2015, and Head of the Centre for E-Governance at Danube University, Krems. Democratic Audit’s […]

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