Tag Archives: Contested states

Feb 6 2015

The Brussels Agreement “generated by conversations, not by relentless pressure”

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The leaders of Kosovo and Serbia are due to meet in Brussels next week to resume the dialogue which produced an agreement on normalising relations in 2013. Sir Robert Cooper, one of the lead EU negotiators in the process, talks … Continue reading

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Nov 13 2014

The scandal about the EU in Kosovo: a call for a judicial audit

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In the wake of the recent scandal affecting the EU’s most expensive foreign mission, Andrea Lorenzo Capussela gives a comprehensive overview of the shortcomings of an idea that he describes as well conceived but badly managed:  “Ever since 2011 it was clear that … Continue reading

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Jun 19 2014

Power politics on the outskirts of the EU: why Transnistria matters

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In September this year, Transnistria, the separatist region located in the Eastern part of Moldova, is set to celebrate the 24th anniversary of its de-facto independence. And yet there is little scope for celebrations – as only the contested states … Continue reading

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Apr 16 2014

Dreams of Secession – the case of Sardinia

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Theodora Vasilopoulou, a journalist at the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, asked LSEE’s Dr James Ker-Lindsay if the Canton Marittimo initiative has any chance of success – could Sardinia become the 27th canton of Switzerland? As debates on the parallels between Kosovo and Crimea … Continue reading

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