All posts in Perspectives

April 17, 2019, by Gustav Gressel of the ECFR

While its current disposition in Crimea is mainly defensive in nature, Russia’s military build-up on the peninsula could soon turn the Black Sea region into a security black hole. On […]

Israel’s ambassador on Gaza: Don’t confuse the aggressor and the victim

April 2, 2019, by The Sofia Globe staff

Irit Lilian, the ambassador of the State of Israel to Bulgaria, has written this as a personal standpoint: What is the colour of fear? How does it loo ...

European Parliament elections: Bulgaria’s Borissov bets big on small party

March 20, 2019, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

It may be a sign of how tight the race is for top spot in Bulgaria’s May 2019 European Parliament elections that Prime Minister Boiko Borissov&# ...

From myth to reality: How to understand Turkey’s role in the Western Balkans

March 13, 2019, by Asli Aydintasbas of the ECFR

In October 2017, the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, made an official visit to Serbia. It was not the first time a Turkish leader had gone ...

  • Opinion: EU immigration policy is grist to the far-right mill
    March 11, 2019, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    A final attempt by EU interior ministers to find agreement on a common immigration policy ahead of European parliamentary elections has collapsed. And that is just what some wanted. Seven […]

  • Negative energy: Berlin’s Trumpian turn on Nord Stream 2
    March 4, 2019, by Gustav Gressel of the ECFR

    Berlin has handled the dispute over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with unilateralism and clumsiness worthy of US President Donald Trump. On February 8, the EU Committee of Permanent […]

  • Opinion: EU online copyright reform won’t break the internet
    February 15, 2019, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    For two years, lobbyists, internet stakeholders, publishers, media professionals and online activists have been hard at work influencing the institutions of the European Union on the reform of copyright in […]