European Politics

The Belgrade-Pristina-Dialogue – Will the EU let them join the club?

30 June 2023 European Politics

7 min

Undermining Kosovo’s state-building efforts and ambitions for greater global recognition is just one of many reasons why China and Russia get to secure the best venues for their billboards in the capital. Yet,  while both countries continue to stir the conflict and veto Kosovo independence in the UN Security Council, the EU is mediating talks for a normalisation of the relations between Kosovo and Serbia.

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On n’est pas si loin : l’importance des élections turques dans les relations avec l’UE

18 May 2023 European Politics

6 min

Le 14 mai, la Turquie était prête à élire son nouveau Président. Mais aucun des deux candidats principaux, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan et Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu n’a obtenu plus de 50% des votes. Il faudra donc attendre le 28 mai pour découvrir la tournure que prendra l’histoire turque. Les élections de l’autre côté de la Méditerranée nous touchent plus que ce que l’on pourrait penser : un changement de Président pourrait représenter un moment unique pour les relations entre l’UE et la Turquie.

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Germany’s Role on the current energy crisis: facing challenges under the framework of cooperation with the EU Member-States

20 March 2023 Energy Security European Politics

5 min

As Germany detains a large portion of the European total natural gas, both nominal and percentage wise, coupled with its great storage capacity, it is consequently no secret that part of the response of the European Union to the emergent energetic crisis comes precisely from this country. It is, however, curious to note that the very same nation that has the biggest responsiveness capacity to the growing crisis is at the same time one of the countries that has contributed the most to the current energy dependency crisis. This article will reflect on the German decisions and how they affected- and continue to affect- the current situation in light of the present situation characterised by a lack of negotiation consensus among the European Union Member States.

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