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US President Donald Trump zoomed across the Old Continent, in Neil Young’s words “Like a Hurricane”. Just like the eye of this element, what occurs in Trump’s inner-circle is nothing like the reality of the outer rim. While the President himself tweeted that his European journey “was a great success”, others likened his visit to… » read more

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The Czech Republic is currently facing a political crisis that has, to say the least, left both political analysts and Czech citizens confounded. To sum the situation up, on May 2, the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka announced that the resignation of the whole government because of the inability of the finance minister Andrej Babiš… » read more

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Brexit is finally underway. The next two years of negotiations will not only determine the relationship between the EU and the UK, but will also determine the future of the 27 remaining member states. Crucially, the absence of the UK in the EU will significantly change the balance of power in the European Council and… » read more

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On the 14th and 15th of May 2017, Beijing will host an international summit that will gather leaders of 28 countries from Asia, Europe and Africa. The topic of this summit is China’s latest economic diplomacy strategy dubbed ‘The New Silk Road.’ The Silk Road was a network of merchant routes linking China with Center… » read more

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On April 16, the Turkish people voted in a constitutional referendum deciding whether to broaden the Presidential office’s influence at the expense of the parliament, further undermining the fragile Turkish parliamentary democracy and pushing it further towards authoritarianism. Erdogan’s razor-thin victory of (51,3%), allowed for the realization of his long-time effort to redefine his position… » read more

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On March 6th, the joint meeting of foreign affairs and defence ministers came to an agreement on a Military Planning and Conduct Capability which will coordinate three training missions in Somalia, Mali and the DRC. These three missions are quite small and mostly serve as a test phase for the new institution. Next year, the… » read more

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The COP22 meeting in Marrakesh has recently drawn to its close. Delegates from the UNFCCC participating countries have been tirelessly debating the best possible ways of implementing the Paris Agreement in a timely and efficient manner, trying to make sure it delivers on its hopeful promises. At the same time, however, a very imminent threat… » read more

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China has always been a strong supporter of European integration but since the beginning of the relationship in the 1970s, EU-China relations face the challenge of combining principles and pragmatism. In an era of uncertainty, this relationship can be a source of stability. The origins of this remarkably consistent positioning on the international stage started… » read more

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On April 6th, Dutch voters were invited to vote on the following question: „Are you for or against the Approval Act of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine?”. Despite the nebulous tone of the question and the surprising choice of topic for a direct consultation, as confirmed by the low voter turnout… » read more

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