Publications
  • Port of particular importance
    • May 23, 2019

    Port of particular importance

    • May 23, 2019
    By Stavros Tzimas

    In every public speech, US ambassador to Athens, Geoffrey Pyatt continues to emphasize the importance of the port of Alexandroupolis for US interests and NATO’s plans in the Mediterranean and in Southeast Europe. Currently, the privatization of this little Greek port, close to the border with Turkey, in Western Thrace, and only a few tens

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  • Erdogan scored an own goal by ordering a re-run of the elections in Istanbul
    • May 20, 2019

    Erdogan scored an own goal by ordering a re-run of the elections in Istanbul

    • May 20, 2019
    By Vassil Sotirov

    Shortly after the local elections in Turkey on March 31 when it became clear that the ruling party for the first time has lost the mayoral post of Istanbul – one of Turkey’s most influential political positions, president Recep Erdogan seemed to have swallowed the bad result. He said there will be no more elections

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  • Greece: domestic political clash at the expense of European elections
    • May 17, 2019

    Greece: domestic political clash at the expense of European elections

    • May 17, 2019
    By Stavros Tzimas

    One photo and one documentary set on fire the political scene in Athens on the eve of the 26 May elections, which are a “double” in Greece – for the European Parliament, as well as for local government (municipalities, districts). The photograph shows how prime minister Alexis Tsipras enjoys his vacation on board the yacht

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  • Common values and interests: a new impetus in Armenia-EU relations (Part Two)
    • May 15, 2019

    Common values and interests: a new impetus in Armenia-EU relations (Part Two)

    • May 15, 2019
    By Ruben Megrabyan

    The recent visit by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan to Brussels, during which he met with the leaders of the European Union, gave a new impetus to the Armenia-EU relations. To read Part One Please click here Specifying expectations and positions During the joint press conference of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and

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  • Common values and interests: a new impetus in Armenia-EU relations (Part One)
    • May 13, 2019

    Common values and interests: a new impetus in Armenia-EU relations (Part One)

    • May 13, 2019
    By Ruben Megrabyan

    The recent visit by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan to Brussels, during which he met with the leaders of the European Union, gave a new impetus to the Armenia-EU relations. This was his second visit to Brussels after the success which his official visit to Berlin was in February and after his meeting

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  • New Macedonian president’s sobering victory
    • May 8, 2019

    New Macedonian president’s sobering victory

    • May 8, 2019
    By Marija Divitarova

    Macedonia got a new president. The pro-West oriented candidate of the ruling parties SDSM and DUI Stevo Pendarovski will become the fifth Macedonian president, after gaining 51,6% support in Sunday’s second tour of voting. His political rival Gordana Siljanovska, backed up by the opposition party VMRO-DPMNE, got 44,7% of the votes. It seems that the

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