September 16, 2020

Turkey has been a candidate member of the European Union (EU) for a significantly long period. More specifically, Turkey applied for membership in 1987 [1], but the exact criteria were not established until 1993 at the European Summit in Copenhagen[2]. Its official can...

August 31, 2020

A protester holding a sign ‘EU are you blind?’ during an anti-governmental protest in Sofia -   Copyright/ Photo by Sketches of Sofia

Overview of the recent protests

For weeks Bulgaria has been engulfed in fierce protests fuelled by the accumulated frustration and h...

August 24, 2020

Last week one of the most fascinating journeys in my life came to a close. After twenty days of sitting on my bicycle saddle I finally reached the Czech-Polish border to encounter the same people with whom I had started the trip in Warsaw. But coming back to Poland wit...

July 25, 2020

Saving the economy

You are likely among the many people experiencing or witnessing the devastating effects of COVID-19 on your financial situation, your job or your whole way of life. However, the COVID-19 crisis is not only leaving a deep mark on people’s individual li...

July 15, 2020

The Swiss-French journalist Jacques Mallet du Pan (1749-1800) wrote in his essay on the French Revolution that, like the ancient Roman god Saturn, the revolution devours its own children [1].This is certainly the case for those who led and participated in the Colourful...

July 15, 2020

The result of the Serbian Parliamentary elections on Sunday 21st of June this year, can hardly be described as being uncertain. On the contrary, the the victory of the Serbian Progressive Party, the ruling party of President Aleksandar Vucic, was widely expected. Howev...

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A controversial issue

Russia’s response to Covid-19 has recently become a hot topic of discussion. Several media giants have published articles questioning the objectivity of the Russian official statistics of the coronavirus death rates. The New York Times and...

June 25, 2020

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Over the centuries, most people who have greatly influenced Europe have originated from the Old Continent itself. Nevertheless, there have been a few out of its borders who have contributed to its current state. Global issues, World Wars and signi...

More than 4 months have passed since the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia cancelled the deal with the Anaklia Development Consortium for the construction of the Anaklia deep-sea port. (Istrate 2020) The official reason invoked was non-comp...

June 5, 2020

Protesters take part in a rally in the port of Mytilene, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Local residents and business owners have launched a day of protest on the Greek islands hardest hit by migration, demanding the Gr...

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