Category: Euro

Germany and Turkey at odds again

21 Jul 2017
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Apparently, the Germany versus Turkey brawl won’t reach an end any time soon. The latest episode in a series of diplomatic rows is a warning from the German government towards the German tourists visiting Turkey to stay vigilant during their trips there. Germany and Turkey have been at odds for many months, starting from the […]

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Cyprus negotiations collapse once again

13 Jul 2017
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Once again in the last 43 years, the talks on Cyprus reunification between the Greek-Cypriots and the Turkish-Cypriots collapsed in Switzerland. The Mediterranean island, which hosts the last divided capital in Europe, will have to wait the next round of talks for which nobody knows when they will occur. The president of the Republic of […]

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Austria turns to the right

18 May 2017
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2017 is the year of elections in Europe, and Austria couldn’t have been an exception. The Austrian chancellor, Cristian Kern, announced that the political parties agreed on having early elections on 15 October. By then, Austria will be the 5th EU country to hold elections, after the Netherlands, France, Great Britain and Germany. The next […]

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China launches mega infrastructure project

16 May 2017
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China seems to consolidate its global power, announcing the “Belt and Road” initiative, which is its most ambitious foreign policy to date. During the weekend, the Chinese president Xi Jinping, gave a speech in which he repeated his determination to make China a global leader. China had invited presidents and prime ministers from 28 countries […]

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Macron will face German ambitions

11 May 2017
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Emmanuel Macron was voted as the new president of France, beating his rival Marine Le Pen by a large margin. European Union officials breathed a sigh of relief and the stock markets hailed his victory. The news of Macron’s victory relieved the EU from the fear of Marine Le Pen getting elected as president. The […]

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Macron wins, Brexit En Marche!

08 May 2017
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Emmanuel Macron emerged victorious from the most important French presidential elections in the last years. The 39-year old centrist politician prevailed over Marine Le Pen and became the youngest president of the republic. Macron and his political movement “En Marche!” won 66% of the votes denying the chance of Le Pen to become the first […]

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Turkey’s many open fronts

03 May 2017
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In the last couple of years, Turkey has a number of, either external or internal, fronts open. The 78-million people country which, until some years ago, was considered a beacon of stability in the area of South-East Europe and the Middle East, has turned into an example of instability. Tayip Erdogan holds the full responsibility […]

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Macedonia faces chaos

28 Apr 2017
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Thursday night was a night of terror in Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia. Tension rose to extreme levels when demonstrators entered the Parliament building, clashing with the police and beating MPs. The protesters belonged to the VMRO-DPMNE nationalist party, which won the last elections, but failed to form a government after months of negotiations. […]

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Trump and NATO friends again

13 Apr 2017
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If Donald Trump was a super hero, one of his powers would be the astonishing speed with which he shifts strategies and changes ideas. The US president did it again yesterday when he said that NATO is no longer obsolete and that ties with Russia are in an all-time low. Trump met with Jens Stoltenberg, […]

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G7 meet to talk Assad’s future

11 Apr 2017
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The Syrian problem will dominate the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Italy. The meeting is taking place just a few days after the US missile attack on Shayrat airbase in Syria. The attack was a retaliation against Assad’s forces, which allegedly used sarin gas on civilians in the Khan Seykhun village, near Idlib. According to […]

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