• Greece: domestic political clash at the expense of European elections

    Greece: domestic political clash at the expense of European elections0

    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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  • New Macedonian president’s sobering victory

    New Macedonian president’s sobering victory0

    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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  • A Leaders Meeting Without Leaders’ Decisions

    A Leaders Meeting Without Leaders’ Decisions0

    Almost on the eve of the European Parliament elections, the leaders of Germany and France tried to attract the attention of the continental public to problems of increased difficulty. Whether Merkel and Macron had a real desire to give a new impetus to some long ignored issues for the Community, or simply tried to outline

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  • New Macedonian president: not in the first tour

    New Macedonian president: not in the first tour0

    On Sunday Macedonians will vote in the 6th presidential elections since the independence of the country. They will have to choose among three candidates, all of which are the professors of law. First on the ballot is Blerim Reka. He introduces himself as an independent candidate but has the support of two opposition parties of

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  • The first round of the presidential race in Ukraine: no sensations so far

    The first round of the presidential race in Ukraine: no sensations so far0

    The first stage of the presidential race in Ukraine is over. There were no sensations: data from the Central Electoral Commission fully confirmed the results of the main sociological surveys. On April 21, the Ukrainians will choose between two options: to continue the current state course or to knock down the figures on the chess

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  • The ‘Apartment Gate’

    The ‘Apartment Gate’0

    ‘Apartmentgate’ is a clumsy word. Its etymology is not hard to find – it is reminiscent of many other scandals which end in ‘gate’ such as the scandal which led to Richard Nixon’s expulsion of the White House. The ‘gates’ in Bulgaria however do not seem capable enough to topple state leaders but only manage

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