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Disappointment in the Turkish media is revealed in the last few weeks concerning Turkey’s decision to withdraw its possible veto against Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen becoming NATO’s new secretary general. Erdogan explained the Turkish media that veto was withdrawn since President Obama promised to be the “guarantor” of the Turkish concerns who said […]

Posted by Irmak Ozer

Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi – AKP), is undoubtedly the dominant political force in contemporary Turkey’s political scene. It has been so since 2002 when it first came to power and keeps strengthening its position steadily ever since. It is indicative to mention that in 2002 it managed to attract a 34.43% […]

Posted by Leonidas Oikonomakis

The Brussels-based “International Crisis Group” (ICG) issued a new report on the so-called “name dispute” between Athens and Skopje[1]. Its alleged aim is to provide a set of proposals for the two parties to reach an agreement, thus clearing the way for “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (FYROM) to join NATO and eventually the… » read more

Posted by blogs@ELIAMEP

Both Turkish citizens, all of the candidates and international observers seem to be happy that at the end of a long-election marathon, local elections ended as the victory of democracy in Turkey on March 29, Sunday. Almost 48 million citizens voted in 180.000 polling stations to choose their local leaders in every level, from city […]

Posted by Damla Cihangir

It is frequently mentioned that Russia’s relations with the European Union (EU) are those “of strategic partners”. They share a common European civilization and common values. The practical significance of this phrase though is ambiguous, as there is no common meaning inside and outside the EU.
On 6 March 2009, ELIAMEP organized a lecture delivered by […]

Posted by blogs@ELIAMEP

The meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos are known for their ambition to act as catalysts in long-lasting international disputes. Davos’ idyllic Alpine landscape and the informal character of the meetings are meant to help leaders reach conciliation and conflict resolution. This was the apparent intention of the organisers when they organised a […]

Posted by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis