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Moldova ranks first on Eastern Partnership countries' European integration index NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Moldova ranks first on the Eastern Partnership countries' European integration index, according to the study "European integration index for Eastern Partnership countries", carried out by experts from six countries and the EU. READ MOR...
Le rapport de la Cour des comptes sur le Kosovo : un peu dépassé aujourd’hui ? NEW
Bruxelles2 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Les représentants du service diplomatique européen ont peu vraiment apprécié le dernier rapport de la Cour de comptes sur la mission d’Etat de droit EULEX Kosovo (lire : La mission Eulex Kosovo : pas assez efficace ! L’Etat kosov...
Punching out Saakashvili’s LIghts NEW
East of Center 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Georgia's new prime minister is gunning to evict the president from the country's immense presidential palace. Literally.
New government of Georgia means new strategic partners for ECMI Caucasus NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
The October elections in Georgia mean new players in the field of minority issues. Paata Zakareishvili is new Minister for Reintegration. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChannel @ European Centre for Minority Issues.
Chronicle of a death re-told NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
IN the early hours of January 28th, 2006, a young banker named Sandro Girgvliani (pictured on a poster of protestors above) went to a Tbilisi cafe to see his girlfriend. She was sitting with a group of senior interior ministry officials, includi...
Ivanishvili on Foreign Policy, Territorial Integrity NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 15 Minutes ago
video 'We won't be able to be a neutral state'; NATO was the best option for our security; ‘I hope chance to j...
EUMM prépare l’hiver. Patrouilles le long de la « limite administrative » NEW
Bruxelles2 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) La mission des observateurs européens en Géorgie (EUMM) se prépare à l’hiver, notamment pour vérifier que la population qui se trouve près de la « limite administrative » (avec l’Ossétie du Sud et l...
Tax Evasion: Examples from Georgia NEW
Euronomist 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
In an interesting article in Der Spiegel, it is stated that the new tax burdens promoted by the Greek government and the Troika result in extracting much more wealth from the middle or lower income families than from the richer ones. True story if yo...
Serbia strengthens ties with Azerbaijan NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 15 Minutes ago
By Elshan Rustamov The interview with the  Serbian ambassador to Azerbaijan Zoran Vayovich. READ MORE...
L'Union européenne : un possible médiateur dans une région conflictuelle ? NEW
Nouvelle Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
La région du Caucase du Sud, comprenant l’Arménie, la Géorgie et l’Azerbaïdjan, est touchée par de nombreux conflits gelés. La Géorgie et la Russie s'opposent quant au contrôle des...
Russia and the USA Enhance Their Presence in Central Asia NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
video By Arthur Dunn Lately Russia has evidently given spe...
Central Asians Treated ‘Like Crap' at Moscow Airport NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
I realized that once you find yourself at [the Moscow airport] Domodedovo, you start feeling like you are [crap]. And you feel so not because you are actually [crap], but because the personnel at the airport treat you this way.
Kazakh President to visit Czech Republic NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 23 Hours ago
Czech politicians, scientists and economists refer to Kazakhstan as a country of great opportunities, where they can reach the most ambitious goals. READ MORE...
Elections in the Eastern Neighbourhood NEW
Europe & Me 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Georgia has just chosen its new parliament. The elections in this Caucasus State were the second of three held in Eastern Partnership (EaP) States this autumn. Besides Belarus, which was given (as opposed to choosing democratically) a new assembly in...
Photo documentary on print: “The Unpromised Land” portrays the life of the Meskhetians NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
'The Unpromised Land' is finally out and available online. The photo portrayals of Meskhetian life serve the purpose of making aware of one of Georgia’s returning populations. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChannel @ European Centre for M...
Kazakhstan and Austria to hold business forum in Vienna NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev will pay an official visit to the Republic of Austria on 22-23 October 2012 at the invitation of his counterpart Dr. Heinz Fischer, Federal President of Austria, Kazinform has learnt from the press service...
Georgia: after the elections NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Due to the results of the 1 October 2012 parliamentary elections, Georgia has entered a new era. The opposition party Georgian Dream, led by Bidzina Ivanishvili, won the elections with a clear majority with 83 of the 150 seats. It overcame the incum...
Central Asia: Freedom of Foreign Policy Choice NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Minutes ago
By Mikhail Agadzhanyan Russia can’t be neutral towards the trend of “by-pass strategy” of Uzbekis...
Escaped Mayor of Almaty Lives in Switzerland NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Minutes ago
By Eric Diehn More often lately the characters of publications and TV-programs of the European press have been the...
Kazakhstan Downplays NATO’s Role in Central Asia NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 6 Months, 14 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
By Roger McDermott Kazakhstan has recently participated in international military exercises with its NATO partners...
Georgian Dream’s election victory puts the country at a crossroads between Russia and the West. NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
This month’s parliamentary elections in Georgia resulted in defeat for President Mikheil Saakashvili’s party, and a clear majority of seats for Bidzina Ivanishvili’s ‘Georgian Dream’ coalition. Hrant Kostanyan assesses the impact of Georgia...
Will Georgia become an ordinary democracy? NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Days, 49 Minutes ago
The victory of Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream coalition is a triumph of sorts: a rare case of a peaceful transition of power in the former Soviet space. But the prime minister-elect now needsRead more…...
An Interview with Tedo Japaridze NEW
Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 7 Minutes ago
In an interview with Judy Dempsey, Tedo Japaridze outlined his party's plans for a more modest, regionally-oriented foreign policy strategy for Georgia.
Recognising Transdnestr – A way to defrost a frozen conflict? NEW
OdessaTalk 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Frozen conflicts have traditionally been very difficult to thaw – despite the best efforts of mediators and negotiators. The Transdnestr region of Moldova, a 60 minute drive from where I live, and a place I have traveled through many times, is...
Russia “cements” relations with Central Asian states NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
video Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent visits to the Central Asian states, including Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan...
Georgia embraces democracy but destroys its past | Luke Harding NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Georgia's capital once enchanted with its ramshackle old buildings. But now they're being swept away by the country's modernising presidentIn his marvellous book Imperium, Ryszard Kapuscinski describes a visit to Tbilisi. It's 1990 and Georgians –...
Georgia: l'alba dell'Eurasia dove tutto sta cambiando NEW
Eurobull 1 Year, 6 Months, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
La Georgia è un Paese piccolo e molto fiero delle proprie tradizioni, che ha spesso dovuto difendersi dalle ambizioni di vicini potenti. Nei secoli è stata contesa da Turchi, Persiani e Russi, mentre Mikheil Saak'ashvili, il sanguigno ‘eroe' dell...
After the elections – Is what happens to Ukraine that important to its neighbours? NEW
OdessaTalk 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Naturally there is a lot of interest in the forthcoming elections in Ukraine – particularly so by its immediate neighbours.  To be frank, there always has been since independence was dumped in the lap of Ukraine. In fact the degree of meddling...
The Race for Eastern Europe: Russia vs. the EU NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 7 Minutes ago
Russia’s relationship with the West has never been easy. With the end of Cold War-era animosity, Russia has continuously sought reassurance that its Soviet-inherited geopolitical interests are protected. Ironically, EU policy might be helping Russi...
Oviss valutgång i Georgien NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Både oppositionskoalitionen Georgiens dröm, med ledaren Bidzina Ivanishvili och president Micheil Saakasjvilis regeringsparti, säger att de segrat i måndagens parlamentsvalArtikel uppdateras under dagen.President Saakashvili ska vid tisdag lunch...
A highly sensitive election NEW
Europe’s Café 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
On October 1st, Georgia will elect its new Parliament in a very strained and harsh internal context. Mikheil Saakashvili, the incumbent president, is clearly contested and the opposition wants to take advantage of this to make the election a pro- ...
Time for Azerbaijan to open up / Neighbourhood NEW
EUobserver Blogs 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
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Géorgie, une élection à (très) haut risque NEW
Au Café de l'Europe 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Ce 1er octobre, la Géorgie élit son nouveau Parlement dans une atmosphère très tendue entre un président contesté et une opposition qui souhaite faire de cette élection, un référendum pour ou contre le pouvoir en place. Mais derrière cette...
A highly sensitive election NEW
actupol 3.0_en 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
This Monday, Georgians are going to polls to elect their national Parliament in a very strained national and political context. Former soviet republic and enjoying the Eastern Bloc and USSR dismantlement in 1991 to recover its independence, Georgia h...
Georgia: petals drop off the rose revolution | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Mikheil Saakashvili's Georgia no longer seems to espouse the values that endeared it to Washington and BrusselsIf there is one thing more unpredictable than the behaviour of anti-western leaders , it is the behaviour of the west's self-anointed frien...
Angela Merkel’s recent visit to Moldova illustrates how the country is caught between the interests of Russia and the EU NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Moldova is caught between the interests of two of Europe’s most powerful players, Russia and the EU. Russia would like to use Moldova’s troubled region of Transnistria as a foothold of influence into Central Europe, which is the cause of …...
Omstridd georgisk valkamp drar till Bryssel NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Georgien väljer nytt parlament på måndag och stora resurser satsas på att vinna opinionen även i Bryssel. Båda sidor använder sig av kostsamma PR-metoder för att vinna stöd medan demokratiska reformer får stå tillbaka.En tidig morgon på d...
Around Zhanaozen NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
By Alina Kantor On the 21th annual session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, debates around Kazakhstan...
La UE debe promover una solución consensuada sobre la situación entre Moldavia y Transnistria. NEW
El Blog de ECFR Madrid 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
El Consejo Europeo de Relaciones Exteriores (ECFR; en sus siglas en inglés) anuncia la publicación de un informe titulado Transnistria: a bottom-up solution que escriben Nicu Popescu, investigador principal de ECFR, y Leonid Litra, subdirector del...
Hydrocarbures | Zentralasien besorgt über Spannungen zwischen EU und Gazprom NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 22 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
„Der plötzliche Anstieg der Spannungen zwischen der EU-Kommission und Gazprom beunruhigt die Staaten in Zentralasien, die von den Mineralölexporten in die EU stark abhängig sind“, erklärt Le Temps. In den Hauptstä...
MittEuropa » Viktiga val väntar Europa NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Sällan diskuteras EU-frågor i nationella val men denna höst kan det bli annorlunda. Det skriver riksdagsledamoten Caroline Szyber (KD). Det är många allmänna val som hålls denna höst. Först ut var  Nederländerna härom veckan och...
Aug. '12 updt: Moldova's regulator plans to issue 4G licenses to three operators NEW
Electronic Communications Regulation Update 1 Year, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 3 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
"The National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI) will issue to the three operators providing public mobile networks and services, directly, before December 31, 2012, one license each, for the use o...
Morningstar mission in the Caucasus NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
By Orkhan Sattarov In early September, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev accepted the credentials of&n...
Moldova: up and overcoming NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 1 Year, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Facing Moldova's future; meeting students at the University of Economics It’s 15 years since I last landed in Chisinau. The city was gray and Moldova – stuck between a difficult past and an uncertain future. Now Chisinau is green and Moldova has...
Rusko-Moldavsko | Plyn nebo EU: nutná volba? NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Moldavsko, které je dlouhodobě rozpolceno mezi svým přáním vstoupit do Evropské unie a snahou zachovat si dobré vztahy s Ruskem, na němž je energeticky zcela závislé, se nyní ocit&aac...
Moldawien | Gas oder Russland? Das ist hier die Frage! NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Moldawien befindet sich in einer immer brenzlicheren Situation. Es sitzt zwischen zwei Stühlen: Einerseits würde es gern der Europäischen Union beitreten, sich andererseits aber auch gute Beziehungen zu Russland sichern, zumal es vom e...
Rússia-Moldávia | O gás ou a UE, será preciso escolher? NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
A Moldávia, que oscila entre o desejo de integrar a União Europeia e o de manter boas relações com a Rússia, da qual depende totalmente do ponto de vista energético, está numa posição cad...
More embarrassment? Barroso, Moldova and Ukraine NEW
OdessaTalk 1 Year, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Only a few days ago I wrote this and suggested that the national embarrassment of coming in second behind Moldova, a nation that is the butt of all Ukrainian jokes when it comes to stupidity, may be a useful lever in EU/Ukrainian relations. It seems...
Nazarbayev-Karimov Summit Imparts New Momentum to Kazakhstani-Uzbekistani Relations NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
By Richard Weitz In his first official bilateral visit to Kazakhstan since April 2008, President Islam Ka...
ECMI Caucasus forms election observatory in Georgia NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
On 1 October Georgian citizens cast their votes in the parliamentary elections. Prior to, during, and after elections ECMI Caucasus’ so-called election observatory will follow the parties’ attitudes towards the country’s minorities. Continue re...
Voyage to South Caucasus NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 7 Months, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
NATO Secretary General commends strong partnership with Armenia. READ MORE...
Tajikistan: Singer Praising Putin Draws Anger NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 7 Months, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Since the beginning of the year, Tajik singer Tolibjon Kurbonkhonov has recorded three songs that extol the virtues of Russian president Vladimir Putin. The songs have become hits on YouTube and made the singer famous in Russia. Back in Tajikistan, h...
Credit and discredit NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 1 Year, 7 Months, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
EVEN this blog's avid readers may not have been paying too much attention to the website of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia and its daily press releases. It is in the nature of such an institution that much of its work is bureaucrati...
Kyrgyzstan Revises Agreements on Russian Military Bases NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The Kyrgyz parliament has started hearings on the revision of agreements determining the status and maintenance of Russian military facilities located on the territory of the Central Asian state. READ MORE...
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan sign joint statement NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 7 Months, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan Presidents signed a joint statement on strengthening contacts and coordinating joint efforts in international and regional organizations. READ MORE...
Georgia: ‘Europe… is watching you’ NEW
the FRIDE blog 1 Year, 7 Months, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
 Georgia on her mind? (photo: European Union)     On October 1st Georgians will vote in the most contested parliamentary elections since 2003. Forthcoming constitutional changes – moving from a presidential to a parliamentary system,...
Inför kommande veckan NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 10 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
STOCKHOLM: Tillbaka från EU-möte och FN-besök på Cypern är det dags att börja blicka framåt på den kommande veckan. I morgon blir det för bl a min del informell middag i Helsingfors, men under den senare delen av veckan är det fortsatt situ...
Arménie et Azerbaïdjan s’escarmouchent, l’Europe s’inquiète NEW
Bruxelles2 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) De la retenue ! C’est l’appel qu’a lancé Milan Cabrnoch, président de la délégation parlementaire pour les relations EU avec le Caucase, alors que la tension s’envenime entre l’Azerbaijan et Arménie. Un...
Ansip: Kazakhstan is the Closest Partner of Estonia in Central Asia NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
The Prime Minister Andrus Ansip noted that Kazakhstan is the closest partner of Estonia in Central Asia. READ MORE...
Three valued partners in the Caucasus NEW
Anders Fogh Rasmussen 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
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Lite av oro i luften NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
TBILISI: Det har varit motsagt intensiva timmar sedan g landade här tillsammans med min polska kollega Sikorski i går kväll. Efter ett första besök på den viktiga europeiska stabilitetsoperationen EUMM här har det varit ett tätt schema av mö...
Kazakh Senate speaker met with NATO PA President NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Kazakh Senate Chairman Kairat Mami met with the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Karl Lamers, the press service of the Senate reported. READ MORE...
Georgia against Abkhazia: The intelligence war NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Law enforcement agencies of Abkhazia have reported arrests and criminal charges against people suspected of collaborating with the Georgian special services. Judging by all the previous events, the situation on the border between...
Only a few countries recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Is it going to change? NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Read few comments. James Ker-Lindsay, Senior Research Fellow on the Politics of South East Europe, The London School of Economics and Political Science Although there is always the possibility that more countries will recognise South Ossetia and Abkh...
Från Vilnius till Tbilisi NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
TBILISI: Mötet i går kväll över middag och sedan under huvuddelen av denna dag med den s k NB8-kretsens utrikesministrar var mer alla rimliga mått mätt både trevligt och bra. För min del har ju den senaste veckan – med avbrott gör bes
War in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic: Heads About to Be Chopped-Off NEW
Blogactiv 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
When the USSR dissolved, old national feuds, previously referred to as simple territorial demands, revived in an unexpected way. Under such circumstances newly independent Armenia captured Nogorno-Karabakh, that had been a part of Azerbaijan for a wh...
Azerbaijan: Nationalism, Extradition, and an Axe Murderer NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Scary Azeri comments on the extradition to Azerbaijan of Ramil Safarov, an Azerbaijani soldier who murdered an Armenian counterpart on a NATO training course in Budapest, Hungary, with an axe. The blogger criticizes the presidential pardon and honori...
Les forces spéciales géorgiennes en opération près du Dagestan. 14 morts (maj2) NEW
Bruxelles2 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Onze «saboteurs» et trois membres des forces spéciales géorgiennes ont été tués, aujourd’hui (29 août) à la frontière entre la Géorgie et le Dagestan (Russie). Cinq officiers géorgiens ont également été blessés lors de...
Russia's War Games Make Georgia Nervous NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
This September, Russia is planning to hold 'Caucasus-2012' with forces from the breakaway Georgian provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. With 8,000 troops, as well as heavy machinery, artillery, navy, and air force, this will be Russia’s largest...
Biélorussie: un ministre limogé à cause d’un ours en peluche NEW
Fabien l'Européen 1 Year, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Le dictateur biélorusse Loukachenko vient de limoger le ministre des Affaires étrangères, Sergueï Martynov. Ce limogeage a lieu dans un contexte quelque peu original: nous sommes en pleine crise diplomatique entre Biélorussie et Suède du fait&#...
The United States and Central Asia NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
video This testimony was originally given by The Hon. S Enders Wimbush, Senior Director of The German Marshall Fund...
Brussels blog round up for 11 – 17 August: 5 years of growing unemployment in Spain, the return of the lira in Italy, and is Germany in for a summer of discontent? NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Hour, 58 Minutes ago
Chris Gilson and Stuart A Brown take a look at the week in Brussels blogging. The EU Centre Au Café de l’Europe has an interview this week with the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the EU, Kornelios Korneliou, discussing Cyprus’ prioriti...
Tajikistan – a New Energy Actor NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 8 Months, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
video By Aygul Hanova Until recently, a solution for the...
Geórgia | Por que a UE não deve abrir-nos as portas (Ekho Kavkaza , Praga) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
A aproximação à UE, incluindo a liberdade de circulação, será o foco da campanha para as eleições legislativas deste outono e presidenciais de 2013. Mas, adverte um jornalista georgiano, a abolição de vistos para a UE levaria os seus compat...
Georgien | Warum die EU uns nicht hereinlassen soll (Ekho Kavkaza , Prag) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Im Herbst wählt Georgien ein neues Parlament, 2013 folgen die Präsidentschaftswahlen. Im Zentrum des Wahlkampfs steht die Annäherung an die EU und insbesondere die Freizügigkeit. Aber, so warnt ein georgischer Journalist, eine Abschaffung der Vis...
Gruzie | Proč nám EU nesmí otevřít dveře (Ekho Kavkaza , Praha) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Sbližování s Evropskou unií, a zejména vstup do zóny volného pohybu osob budou hlavním tématem kampaně před podzimními parlamentními volbami a prezidentskými volbami v roce 2013. Jak ale upozorňuje gruzínský novinář, zrušení víz...
Uzbekenergo unhappy with Tajikistan’s energy export strategy NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Tajikistan has placed itself in direct competition with Uzbekistan as a supplier of electric power. From August this year, Tajikistan has agreed to supply electricity to Afghanistan through the new Sangtud-Puli-Khumri power line, an Uzbekenergo spoke...
Kazakhstan Expands Gas Transit Pipeline Capacities and Own Exports to China NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
By Vladimir Socor The longest section of the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China transit pipeline passes throu...
Hijabs Democracy NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
By Ivan Preobrazhenski The President of Tatarstan signed amendments to the law on the freedom of conscience earlier...
Competitive Caucasus Elections NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
By Thomas de Waal A curious election took place recently in the Caucasus. It attracted very little notice but deser...
Unexpected invitations – New Silk Road/Неожиданное приглашение – Новый Шелковый путь NEW
OdessaTalk 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Life is full of little surprises, some good and some bad, but little surprises nonetheless. I have had a little surprise.  One which for me with so much free time on my hands I will consider a good surprise.  It is especially good from my point of...
“Socially Significant,” as Defined by Astana NEW
East of Center 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
A newspaper owned by the ruling Nur Otan party won $23 million in state tenders from 2009 to 2011.
Tight Grip of Democracy NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
By Alina Kantor Democracy as natural state of existence for a western person in new, developing countries, can be p...
Uzbekistan rules out foreign military bases - IWPR NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Uzbekistan’s parliament has passed legislation to enact a new strategic document that rules out the possibility of hosting foreign military bases, reports NBCA of IWPR. READ MORE...
Catherine Baker reviews ‘Under Siege’ NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Catherine Baker of University of Southampton reviewing "Under Siege: Inter-Ethnic Relations in Abkhazia" by Tom Trier, Hedvig Lohm, and David Szakonyi. Continue reading →...
Bread and circuses NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
CALL it the “AC Milan effect”. George Weah, Milan’s star striker in the late 1990s, ran for president in his native Liberia in 2005. Andriy Shevchenko, the Ukrainian goal machine who replaced Mr Weah in 1999, has just retired from football to e...
D’un voyage caucasien NEW
27 and What ? 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Il y a débat dans la doctrine. Les géographes discutent. Blablabla, le refrain européen, partout. Où donc s’arrête l’Europe continentale ? d’autres (penseurs, politiques, etc.) se questionnent sur les limites de l’Eu...
NATO in South Caucasus: Pragmatism or Farewell to Illusions? NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
video By Sergey Minasyan A few years ago the subject of NA...
José Manuel Barroso - an ideal choice to head the new EEC NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The Russian EU mission in Brussels recently informed diplomats and journalists in the EU capital about Vladimir Putin´s major foreign policy initiative, the Eurasian Economic Union: The Union aims to create an EU-like suprantional group in...
U.S. wants to use Manas airport after 2014, but may also look to neighbouring countries NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
video The United States would like to extend its agreement with Kyrgyzstan on the use of Manas airport for the deliv...
Visas et Code Schengen : Vers une coopération gagnant-gagnant entre l’UE et ses voisins ? par Yves Bertoncini et Valentin Kreilinger (Notre Europe) NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Notre Europe publie la synthèse du débat « L’accès à l'Europe et les politiques de visas : un défi majeur pour l’UE et ses voisins » co-organisé par Notre Europe, le CERI et la Fondation Stefan Batory le 28 juin 2012 à Paris.
L’UE, ses voisins et ses frontières, par Yves Bertoncini et Sami Andoura (Notre Europe) NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
La récente signature du traité d’adhésion de la Croatie et les discussions relatives à l’espace Schengen relancent le débat sur les frontières de l’UE et, plus généralement sur les relations qu’elle doit établir avec ses voisins.
Turkmenistan’s Gas Export Potential: New Implications for Europe NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
By Vladimir Socor BP’s latest annual Statistical Review of World Energy has revealed Turkmenistan’s pro...
Giorgi Baramidze: “Russia believes that the Georgian factor should be eliminated” NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Georgia is the most recent example of the serious threats that the Black Sea states are facing. Its dynamic and successful domestic reforms coupled with the intention to determine its own foreign policy prompted Russia to apply informational and econ...
Moldova: Communism - Is It Really Over Now? NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
On June 12, Moldova’s parliament condemned the Soviet totalitarian communist regime and prohibited the use of the communist symbols, the hammer and sickle. Diana Lungu reports on the online reactions to this important yet belated decision.
Reports on the changing ethnic environment of Georgia to be published NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The reports of the Changing Ethnic Environment in Georgia-conference are going to be published. The reports are obtainable at the organizer, ECMI Caucasus. Continue reading →...
The U.S. and EU Participate in Trans-border Field Training Exercise with Armenia NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
The United States Departments of State, Defense, and Energy and the European Commission participated in a series of field training exercises with Armenia and Georgia from July 9-12.  The exercises used realistic scenarios to demonstrate and stre...
Another EU to the East? NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Russia promotes its new economic union with its neighbors Kazakhstan and Belarus. Here's the view from Brussels.
What is Going to Happen to Middle Asia? NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 9 Months, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
By Piotr Woźniak Each day gets us closer to the date of withdrawal of the main part of American troops and all NAT...