Tag Archives: European Union

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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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 9 2014

Europe is increasingly worried about the state of media freedom in Serbia

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Translation from the Serbian language of the article “Evropa sve više brine zbog slobode medija u Srbiji” (by M. Stojanović), appeared on Danas on 9 June 2014 London, Belgrade – It has become apparent that there is  an escalating concern … Continue reading

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May 30 2014

The European elections in Central and Eastern EU states illustrate that the rise of Euroscepticism was far from uniform across Europe

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The key story to emerge from the European elections in countries like France and the UK was the rise of Euroscepticism, but does this narrative apply to all countries across Europe? Tim Haughton and Tereza Novotna present an analysis of … Continue reading

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May 30 2014

Western Balkans will need champions in an increasingly enlargement sceptic EU

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The results of the European Parliament elections will have been closely watched in the Western Balkans – and with good reason. Support for enlargement, undermined in recent years by the attention given to the financial crisis, is likely to diminish … Continue reading

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May 23 2014

European Parliament elections: the national campaigns in South East Europe

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European Parliament elections are being held on 22-25 May 2014, with voting already under way in some countries across Europe. Our staff (teaming up with EUROPP Blog and Greece@LSE) gives a final look at the national campaigns for each of the South … Continue reading

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May 19 2014

Devastating floods in Bosnia and Serbia call for implementation of EU supported extreme weather adaptation policies in the region

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Over the past few days, an unprecedented natural catastrophe has affected considerable portions of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia. “Not enough attention is given to the irreversible process of climate change that is affecting the world. Bosnia and Serbia, poor countries … Continue reading

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May 19 2014

Five minutes with Tanja Miščević: “We want to use the EU accession process to change Serbia”

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Serbia was granted EU candidate status in 2012, with formal negotiations beginning in January 2014. In an interview with LSEE’s Tena Prelec and EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown, the Chief Negotiator for the accession of the Republic of Serbia to … Continue reading

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Mar 12 2014

Five minutes with Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of Croatia: “A referendum against minority rights is not going to happen – we shall oppose it by all legal means”

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Croatia joined the European Union in July 2013, becoming the 28th member state. Following the referendum on EU membership, however, a number of other referendums have been initiated by grassroots movements under the country’s Referendum Law, including an amendment to the … Continue reading

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Feb 20 2014

Five minutes with Igor Lukšić, Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro: “Our priorities are clear – to join the EU and NATO”

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Montenegro became independent in 2006 and formally began accession negotiations with the European Union in 2012. LSEE’s Tena Prelec and EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown spoke to Montenegro’s Deputy Prime Minister, Igor Lukšić, about the country’s efforts to join the European … Continue reading

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