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Directors’ Cut Ep.5: New normals for a post-epidemic media freedom

The emergency situation that has hit nearly the entirety of the world – due to the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic – has had many clear and visible negative impacts to our societies: e.g. a crisis in the healthcare system, economic slowdown, loss of jobs, etc. However, there have also been downturns reported by activists in […]

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Directors’ Cut Ep.4 – The emergency CoViD-19 and the rule of law: how the world is fighting corona virus

Covid-19 is placing itself as one of the toughest challenges Europe and world at large have experienced in the last 50 years. The consequences of this crisis are with little surprise shaking the international system. Governments are putting in place difficult solutions to overcome the pandemic, from closing the borders to shutting down the production […]

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Directors’ Cut Ep.3 – Domains of warfare: hybrid threats in Central-Eastern Europe

Since its conception, our Centre’s name has tried to capture the meaning of the context that we wanted to analyse. The term “hybrid” was – and still is – a clear indication of the multiplicity of (state and non-state) actors that operate in Central-Eastern Europe, and of the number of instruments used by this same […]

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Directors’ Cut Ep.2 – The European Green Deal: a winning or losing formula?

The climate emergency has conquered the first spots in the political agenda of governments and international organisations. With the European (Commission’s) Green Deal, standards and long term goals are set not only for Europe but also for the international community as a whole. Central and Eastern Europe is requested to increase the speed of their […]

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Directors’ Cut Ep.1 – A tale of two Europes: Divides, discrepancies and cleavages inside the European Union

November 9th marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. A watershed in European history, it paved the way for an ideal re-unification of the Continent, dismembered by the logic of the Cold War. Indeed, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Central-Eastern Europe had progressively leaned towards accession to the European […]