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  • Interview: Radoslaw Sikorski

    Foreign Policy: Shortly after the Obama administration’s reversal on the missile defense system in Central Europe, you were quoted as saying that you hoped this would disabuse Polish leaders of the “dream of basing everything on a bilateral alliance with the United States.” Do you still feel that way?   Radoslaw Sikorski: The administration has

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  • 2009 EC report: positive outlook for Serbia

    Igor Jovanovic   Serbia “has done a good and serious job in co-operating with The Hague tribunal and in meeting its obligations regarding the war crimes”, according EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn.   The European Commission (EC) last week gave a thumbs-up to Serbia’s implementation of European standards on the road to EU membership and

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  • What’s in a Name?

    Zoran Jolevski   Macedonia’s ambassador responds to “The Name Game”.   ForeignPolicy.com recently published an inaccurate history (“The Name Game,” July 23, 2009) of Greece’s efforts to prevent Macedonia from joining NATO and the European Union.   The authors refer to Greece’s veto of our NATO accession for reasons of “bad neighborly relations” and point specifically

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  • Understanding the European Integration through the Ideational Factors:

    Kadri Kaan Renda   After the end of the Second World War, there was an urgent need to reconstruct Europe, which was ruined by the totalitarian ideologies. There were many politicians and thinkers who were discussing on the future of Europe. The ideas and visions ranged from the establishment of the United States of Europe

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  • Can Turkey’s Main Secularist Party Make a Comeback?

    Nicholas Birch   nationwide, the CHP only managed to get 2 percent more votes than in general elections in 2007. But in Istanbul, Turkey’s biggest city, it increased votes by 10 percent, losing by a neck to a popular mayor from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). “Win Istanbul and you are half way to

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  • An Unwanted Guest

    David J. Kramer, Irina Krasovskaya     he European Union finds itself in an awkward position at the moment: hoping that an invited guest finds reason to stay away. Last week, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, acting on behalf of the EU, invited Aleksandr Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, to a May 7 summit in

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  • Moldova’da Parlamento Seçimleri

    Mazhar Yasin Tüylüoğlu   tüm dünyanın NATO ve G-20 zirvelerine, Türkiye’nin ise Obama’nın ziyaretine odaklandığı haftada, 5 Nisan 2009 Pazar günü, Moldova Cumhuriyeti’nde parlamento seçimleri gerçekleştirildi. Katılım oranının %60’ı bulmadığı seçimlerde, iktidardakiMoldova Cumhuriyeti Komünist Partisi (MCKP-türkçe kısaltma/PCRM-orjinal kısaltma), oyların %50’ye yakınını kazanarak ipi bir kez daha göğüsledi. Avrupa’nın tek komünist lideri olan Devlet Başkanı Vladimir Voronin‘in partisi olarak bilinen

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  • Identity and the Future of European integration: Crossroads or cul-de-sac?

    By Kadri Kaan Renda Introduction: The European Union (EU) commenced as a project to integrate the six Western European states in economic and then political and cultural area. The economic dimension of the ambitious project has gone further than the political and cultural dimensions. In the 1970s and especially in the 1980s European politicians became

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  • Turkey’s Way to Europe

                                                                                       Dr. Gamze Güngörmüş Kona   The enlargement of the European Union on 1 May

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