- The European Union pulled a TV ad from circulation and apologized after many considered it racist. The ad featured several non-Western martial artists who confront a white brunette (symbolizing Europe) with weaponry and ends with her surrounding them.
- President Lukashenka of Belarus…
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- European Union leaders confirmed that Herman Van Rompuy will serve a second term as President of the European Council on Thursday. Van Rompuy has served as the President since December 2009.
- A remote-controlled bomb injured 15 police officers and…
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- Tens of thousands of people took part in rallies across Europe on Saturday to protest against an international anti-piracy agreement they fear will curb their freedom to download movies and music for free and encourage internet surveillance.
- Pro-Europe politician Sauli…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 12, 2012 at 7:43pm —
- The Council of Europe Commission for Human Rights warned this week of rising racism and xenophobia in Europe amid the current economic crisis, with austerity budgets undermining social rights and putting vulnerable groups at greater risk. On Wednesday, British PM Cameron…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 5, 2012 at 3:32pm —
- The EU is set to restrict the sale of the main active substances needed for lethal injections to the United States. By Friday, the export of sodium thiopental will only be possible with special permission.
- French President Sarkozy said that there are now clearly “two Europes”…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 18, 2011 at 7:16pm —
- The top military commander in the US announced that he believes the eurozone is at great risk and warned that any breakup of the bloc could have serious consequences for the Pentagon. He warned of the potential for civil unrest after 26 of the 27 EU countries agreed to forge a tighter fiscal union.
- On Sunday, opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 11, 2011 at 3:28pm —
For a comprehensive summary of conflicts in the world for the week of September 17th-24th, 2010, visit http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/09/25/this-week-in-conflict-september-17th-24th-2010/
Added by Rebecca Sargent on September 24, 2010 at 5:25pm —
“We can say goodbye to our democracy, our independence and our sovereignty”
(outgoing President Yushchenko predicts a future with either Ms Tymoshenko or Mr Yanukovych as President)“I'm quite happy because whoever is chosen today will be hated tomorrow by the majority of the country.”
Added by Ari Rusila on February 11, 2010 at 6:14am —
“When we get Russian gas, the problem is not the supplier, but the fact that 80 percent of the pipeline is located in the Ukraine. We should look for independence not from Russia, but from such transit schemes,” (Gerhard Schroeder)
Just after 2004 Orange Revolution Ukraine took course towards Nato and EU, the new leadership had popular backing to fulfill fast forward hopes its policy. Instead of the fast forward progress scenarios the outcome… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on January 17, 2010 at 2:03pm —
Last week-end Moldova had parliamentary elections. The ruling Party of Communists won so no big change in politics is expected. Elections in EU’s border have however some significance as the new leadership will be the counterpart during period after EP elections influencing e.g. enlargement, partnership and security questions. Before Moldova (FYRO) Macedonia already had their voting and many ways very important elections in Ukraine are coming later.
Moldova is one of the… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on April 8, 2009 at 7:30am —
This post was first published in TH!NK ABOUT ITsite 6th March 2009 where you can also vote for article.
While my special interests are laying in Balkans I keep an eye on Northern Black Sea - Caucasus, Ukraine and Bessarabia. Events there sure have their impact also in Balkans – if not direct so at least through their geopolitical, security or economical consequences. Today’s Caucasus with its surrounding regions is a frontline of… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on March 6, 2009 at 7:19am —
I recently met a Ukraine professor from the University in Lviv and helped to host her here in Maryland, USA.
Maryland has a terrific mediation program through the judiciary and has established through grnat funding 18 mediation and conflict resolution centers throughout the state, in addition, to funding many otehr programs in the state. I along with a national recognized mediator and trainer (Martin Krantiz from the National Institute of Mediation Education) have been invited to travel to… Continue
Added by Kate Cullen Palmisano, MSW on March 5, 2009 at 9:57am —