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January 5, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

It is a dreary ritual for reporters with the coming of a New Year, churning out the routine stories that traditionally accompany the day – fireworks injuries, the number of […]

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An envoy, an assassin and a mystery in the heart of Ankara

December 23, 2016, by Asli Aydintasbas of the ECFR

Coming at the tail end of an annus horriblis in global affairs, the assassination of the Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov by a Turkish police officer ...

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Greece left alone in the refugee crisis

December 9, 2016, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos is “not the happiest person on earth,” he said in Brussels as he presented the latest figu ...


The Populist-Putin-Trump insurgency against liberal Europe

December 6, 2016, by Fredrik Wesslau of the European Council on Foreign Relations

Europe’s liberal order could come crashing down next year. Squeezed from all directions, it may not be able to withstand the pressure. Within Europe ...

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    One of Bulgaria’s main problems: The empathy deficit
    December 2, 2016, by Imanuel Marcus of

    The other day, I was talking to a Bulgarian acquaintance, who lives in my neighbourhood, about issues people with disabilities have in Sofia. Steering wheelchairs around potholes or vehicles parked […]

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    Can governance Trump guns? European security after the US elections
    November 23, 2016, by Mark Galeotti of the European Council on Foreign Relations

    European security co-operation has never really been off the EU’s agenda, but controversy, political divisions and expense have for many years kept it well away from the top. Donald Trump’s […]

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    Patrick Brigham: Greece on the internet
    November 19, 2016, by The Balkan News Magazine

    It is not a language difficulty nor is it an inability for me to comfortably use the internet – after all I am a writer and a journalist – but […]