Analysis

Federalisation of Europe enters mainstream politics

Even though Martin Schulz’s idea of a United States of Europe was dismissed as divisive and…

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Despite strong Russia ties, Bulgaria's Euro-Atlantic course is steady

As Bulgaria assumes its EU presidency on 1 January, 2018, distinct voices in the Western public…

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Inclusiveness, not compartmentalisation should be EU’s Russia policy

Compartmentalisation of EU-Russia relations looks set to gain traction, but the best way to…

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Strengthening EU's External, Internal Borders to Combat Terrorism

The current situation related to migration and increased level of terrorist activity within the…

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For Visegrad, CSDP is ineffective but EU should gain strategic independence

Some 451 politicians, civil servants, researchers, businessmen and journalists from Visegrad…

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New French anti-terror law will only be partially effective

On 30 October, the French signed a new anti-terror law that grants enhanced power to law…

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Russian Electronic Warfare Targets NATO Assets

The alliance’s technological core could be a sitting duck. Russia has advanced the state of the art…

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UN peacekeeping mission to Donbass is gaining momentum

Recent rival proposals to establish a UN peacekeeping missions restarted attempts to tackle the…

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East-West division trickles into PESCO

The Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) is expected to be initiated before the end of the year…

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Russia tailors its information warfare to specific countries

Tools that failed in Sweden might work perfectly in Slovakia. In Scandinavia, the Kremlin attacks…

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Competing views: Will Slavkov Triangle trump Visegrad Four?

Competing views on the future of Central Europe in the light of Czech and Austrian elections.

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Romania plays key role for NATO on eastern flank

Romania’s membership of NATO is the direct result of centuries-old fears of Russia’s expansionism.…

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Baghdad renews presence in oil-rich city of Kirkuk

On 16 October, Iraqi federal forces began its advance into disputed territories that had been under…

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Czech elections to fuel multi-speed division in Europe

The most-likely future Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis tried to reject Euroscepticism in his…

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Franco-German tandem in EU’s security policy

Franco-German reform efforts also span into security and defence. But strategic differences prove…

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Migration and demographics in Europe

In the coming years, a positive migration rate will be the fundamental requirement to avoid…

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Will Czech Trump empower Visegrad Four after elections?

The Czech parliamentary elections on 20-21 October can have a significant impact on the Visegrad…

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Is Turkey security vulnerability or just problematic partner for Europe?

Tense relations between the NATO partners, Germany and Turkey, have escalated over the last few…

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Defence company mishaps signal Kremlin’s incapability, unwillingness to address corruption

On 21 September, the manager of Garnizon, the successor agency of Oboronservis, was changed for the…

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Will Czech Dukovany Nuclear Plant be built by Russia?

The Czech Republic (CR) adopted an Updated State Energy Policy (USEP) in 2015, which confirmed that…

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