Category Archives: LSEE events

Feb 11 2015

Fatmir Besimi: wire-tapping scandal is taking Macedonia ‘in the opposite direction’

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Better integration among different communities and more equal spending of funds is key to Macedonia’s future, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Besimi says in an exclusive interview with LSEE’s Tena Prelec. He talks about the recent wire-tapping revelations, the controversial education … Continue reading

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Nov 19 2014

2014 Presidential Romanian elections: Where do we go from here?

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The outcome of the Romanian presidential elections has been nothing short of surprising: underdog candidate Klaus Iohannis beat the incumbent prime minister and favourite, Victor Ponta, with a very convincing result. Daniel Brett and Eleanor Knott take us through the whole … Continue reading

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Nov 7 2014

Albanian FM Ditmir Bushati: ‘Those still thinking about a Greater Albania live in a different world’

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The Foreign Minister of Albania Ditmir Bushati gives his views on a number of topical issues the EU-aspiring state needs to deal with. The interview was conducted by LSEE’s Dimitar Bechev and Tena Prelec. 

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Nov 7 2014

Fatos Lubonja: Albania’s PM Edi Rama ‘makes a better façade’

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Albanian writer Fatos Lubonja has been defined by journalist Andrew Gumbel as “the closest thing Albania has to an intellectual conscience: a former political prisoner, publisher, writer and activist who has never been afraid to offer his frank opinions, even … Continue reading

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Oct 29 2014

Interview with Aleksandar Vucic: ‘We’re not asking for mercy, but reforming Serbia’

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We caught up with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic after his talk at the London School of Economics, held on 27 October 2014. Interview by Tena Prelec. Click here for the Serbian version.  

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Oct 29 2014

Intervju sa Aleksandrom Vučićem: ‘Ne tražimo milostinju, nego želimo reformirati Srbiju’

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Popričali smo sa Premijerom Srbije g-dinom Aleksandrom Vučićem posle njegovog predavanja na LSEE 27/10/2014. Urednik LSEE bloga Tena Prelec je postavljala pitanja. Pročitajte englesku verziju.  

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Oct 28 2014

Vucic sells reformist image to London audience

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Dimitar Bechev gives his views on Aleksandar Vucic’s public lecture at the LSE, taken place on 27th Oct: “Vucic’s London trip confirms that he has been embraced by important EU capitals, perhaps as the lesser evil, or for lack of … Continue reading

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Jun 13 2014

Poposki: “We don’t want to ‘win’ against Greece – we want to be real partners”

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Gender equality, media freedom, fair elections, the South Stream pipeline, academic plagiarism and the infamous name dispute with Greece: the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia, Nikola Poposki, speaks to LSEE’s Tena Prelec and EUROPP Blog managing editor Stuart Brown.  … Continue reading

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Jun 10 2014

Özersay: Cyprus cannot follow Bosnian failure

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The Turkish Cypriot Chief Negotiator, Kudret Özersay, told London audience that they need to take Greek concerns into consideration if a peace deal is ever to be reached. “We must not create a new Bosnia in the Eastern Mediterranean”, said Özersay. Michael … Continue reading

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Jun 8 2014

Referendums: A Legitimate Democratic Tool or a Mechanism for Nationalist Co-optation?

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Scholars and practitioners need to delve deeper into how referendums affect liberal democracy. They can be co-opted by various groups to advance nationalist and exclusivist political agendas, warns Maria Koinova.

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