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April 7, 2020

The NATO "Defender Europe-2020" maneuvers were supposed to be the largest military exercises in Europe over the last 25 years – and this is not an exaggeration. Almost 37,000 soldiers and officers from 18 countries were expected to take part, with about 20,000 of them...

March 4, 2020

The political landscape of the Western Balkans makes up a mosaic of unique governmental anomalies. It includes an abstruse, identity-determined Bosnian executive administration led by a tripartite presidential organ, the recent struggles of (North) Macedonians to find...

February 24, 2020

On January 26th, the French Ministry of the Interior released its yearly statement about anti-religious, anti-Semitic, racist and xenophobic acts, noting a 27% rise in anti-Semitic acts in 2019 (compared with the previous year)[1]. 2018 also proved to be a dire watersh...

February 21, 2020

AKK, exit stage right. Photographer: Carsten Koall/Getty Images Europe

The resignation of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK) as the leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) hit the German and European political elites by surprise. However, this comes wi...

January 16, 2020

On December 13th, the leaders of the European Union agreed to adopt the European Commission’s strategy to combat climate change, called the “Green Deal”. This €100 billion action plan lays the ground for a proactive cooperation between Member States, aiming at carbon n...

January 12, 2020

Since the 18th of October, protesters across Lebanon have taken to the streets to demand economic and political reforms and have brought the country to a near standstill. Lebanon is not unfamiliar with occasional unrest, but the current events are different in nature:...

As the Holiday festivities start to end, we must not forget our Orthodox Christian friends who are celebrating today! On this note, we thank you all for reading our presentation of the various traditions, we hope this will become a staple here at the Institute, and we...

January 6, 2020

Narendra Modi, the incumbent Indian Prime Minister, recently met a ‘private delegation’ of MEPs from the European Parliament, reportedly prepared by an Indian NGO led by businesswoman Madi Sharma. The Indian Government allowed the private delegation to visit the Kashmi...

With 2020 now approaching, and all of us for sure dosy at the food and drink, we at the Institute want to once again present you with some of the traditions our members followed for New years! A moment to reflect on the past and the future. WIth this in mind, we hope y...

It's our second Christmas together here at the Institute and we wanted to continue the tradition of sharing our traditions for Christmas! Like last year, they may not be the same for everyone, but they help bring us together across Greater Europe, and that's what the I...

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