Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras presented a 47-page list of reforms in the context of negotiations with Jean-Claude Juncker. The list contains many recommendations – especially those that have been rejected by donors.
A critical response to Edward P. Joseph’s article “The Balkans, Interrupted“ published in Foreign Affairs, which has caused much anxiety and bewilderment in the region.
Following the Conservative Party’s victory in the 2015 general election, the UK is set to hold an in/out referendum on its membership of the European Union before the end of 2017.
The Greek island of Lesbos, with its idyllic beaches and clear blue water, is seen as a tourist hotspot.
The oligarchs have joined forces to railroad a new labour code that strips Ukrainian workers of their already modest rights.
Fifa President Joseph Blatter announced his resignation on Tuesday but intends to remain in office until his successor is elected. According to media reports Blatter is now also under investigation for corruption. Courageous journalists and lawyers have brought down the boss of the international football association, some commentators applaud. For others Blatter’s guilt has yet to be proven.
The end game approaches in Greece
There have been countless rumours over the past days, weeks and months that a deal is close in negotiations between Greece and the Eurozone. But as we enter June, the issue will have to be settled one way or another. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel lays out where Greece stands and the prospects for a deal.
The populist discourse of Podemos and Syriza is the attempt to cope with a post-industrial and crisis-ridden economy in which traditional class identifications fail to mobilise the electorate.
Podemos supporter’s banner reads.’I was part of the year of change.’ Demotix/Marcos del Mazo.
Is Polish politics about to get messy again?
With Polish politics in a state of flux following the Presidential elections, Open Europe’s Pawel Swidlicki looks at the new parties set to challenge the establishment in autumn’s parliamentary elections, and what this could mean for Poland’s place in the EU and for David Cameron’s renegotiation.
Armenia is trapped between its traditional ties to the East and a desire to integrate with the West. In the light of an increasingly aggressive Russian foreign policy, what are Armenia’s European options?
Thanks to extremely complex electoral laws and the ease with which alliances are created and broken, as is usual in Italy, all sides claim victory. However, there are some striking conclusions we can draw from the results.
Relieved of his duties as leader of the National Front delegation in the European Parliament after calling for the “de-Islamification of France”, sources told AFP that Aymeric Chauprade is now the subject of a legal inquiry. EurActiv Franceand AFP report.
Fear of the SNP drove voters to the Tories – a fear that Labour’s leadership candidates are failing to discuss.
The European Parliament retaliated against a Russian entry ban on European politicians and military leaders on Tuesday (2 June), saying Moscow’s envoy to Brussels was no longer welcome at the assembly and Russian lawmakers would be vetted before being allowed in.
The European Union’s ambition to end mobile roaming charges for citizens travelling across the continent is being stymied by member states backing their national operators, officials say.
Greece’s international creditors have made Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a “final offer”, according to media reports after a meeting on Monday evening in Berlin. The offer purportedly proposes a compromise on the terms for further bailout payments. At last Athens is taking the role of a self-confident negotiating partner, some commentators write approvingly. Others hope the proposal will prevent a Grexit for the time being.
The outcome of Denmark’s general election on June 18 could depend heavily on the success of a radical new party called The Alternative.
This is presidential election year, which usually means a tightening of the screws on any hint of opposition.
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