The history of the European continent is a history of divisions and reunifications. In 1989 the fall of the Berlin Wall has reunified Europe after almost forty-five years. East Europe and West Europe, with the end of the Cold War divide, could finally get back what history stole from them. In 1990, the Czech President […]
After two years of negotiations, the Brexit drama between Brussels and London is coming to an end. The deadline to reach a final withdrawal agreement has been set for March 29, two years after the Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered article 50 in 2017. The international community is experiencing a troubled and unprecedented moment […]
On January 25, the Greek parliament approved the agreement signed with Macedonia concerning the new name of the latter. This allows Macedonia to be able to request access to NATO and also the EU. An historical dispute The dispute between the Hellenic Republic and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) started in 1991, when the […]
The syndrome of the so called ‘enlargement fatigue’ outlined the last decade of debates on further enlargement of the European Union and, with the socio-political situation of the countries involved, limited the chance for opening the doors of the Union to the Western Balkans and fostering deeper engagement. The Balkan region, an integral part of Europe […]
by Enrico Pelosato* The issue of the relationship between the enforcement of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) mechanism and the protection of fundamental rights got its momentum with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, which led to the granting of the Treaty-like status to the Charter of Fundamental Rights (Charter). Nevertheless, the […]
L’ormai consolidata relazione speciale tra Varsavia e Washington è tornata a far discutere di sé in seguito alla richiesta polacca di vedere costruita una base militare statunitense sul proprio suolo. Inoltre, il procedere dei negoziati della Brexit sta contribuendo a trasformare la Polonia nell’alleato americano più forte, nonostante altri paesi stiano parimenti competendo per questo ruolo.
Per la seconda volta dal 2009, il Parlamento europeo ha fatto ricorso alla cosiddetta “opzione nucleare” per saldare i conti con uno stato membro e anche questa volta, uno dei quattro paesi Visegrad. È del 12 settembre la ‘decisione’ del parlamento di Bruxelles di attivare l’Art. 7 del Trattato di Lisbona contro Budapest. La votazione ha seguito […]
After 1989, the international community experienced a mixed-emotions situation. On the one hand, euphoria for the end of the bipolar division took the lead inside NATO which saw the launch of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, and within the European Community, where the main goal became the establishment of a common currency and the achievement […]