Europe

Understanding The Greek Fiscal Crisis

Understanding The Greek Fiscal Crisis

By George Voskopoulos, Professor at University of Macedonia
Location Greece Greece

The Greek fiscal crisis has turned Greece, a once developed country, into a developing country. The pioneers of European unity envisaged a Europe of people operating outside a zero-sum game framework. To political realists it was a just a dream of naïve idealists ignoring the basic facts of international politics and Thucydides’ writings on power. The Greek fiscal crisis has corroborated certain timeless tenets of political realism related to power and opportunities. It bears elements of a […]

Is North Mitrovica an Unsolvable Puzzle for Europe?

Is North Mitrovica an Unsolvable Puzzle for Europe?

By Donika Emini, Researcher at the Kosovar Center for Security Studies in Prishtina
Location Kosovo Kosovo

Even 15 years after the last conflict in Kosovo, North Mitrovica is a “no-mans-land” and remains a divided city along Ibar River. The break-up of Yugoslavia brought the Western Balkan region in the center of the world’s attention. Once a well consolidated economic and political union, the Balkans has turned into one of the largest flashpoints of conflict, genocide and humans rights violations. Clearly, the 1990s Balkan conflict received particular attention from the United Nations and […]

January 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe, European Union, Kosovo, Politics
An Interview with Marine Le Pen’s Advisor

An Interview with Marine Le Pen’s Advisor

By Giuseppe Terranova, Deputy Editor of the Online Newspaper West
Location Italy Italy

Giuseppe Terranova, deputy editor of the online newspaper West, interviews Ludovic de Danne, French politician Marine Le Pen’s chief advisor for European affairs. “We prefer the Northern League to Beppe Grillo.” These are the words of Ludovic de Danne, Marine Le Pen’s chief advisor for European affairs. He’s not one to mince his words. In an interview with West, he said: “The Five Star Movement, as well as saying no to the euro, doesn’t have a clear and […]

December 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Europe, European Union, Italy, Politics
Introducing the Online Newspaper West

Introducing the Online Newspaper West

By Giuseppe Terranova, Deputy Editor of the Online Newspaper West
Location Italy Italy

The deputy editor of the online newspaper West (Welfare, Society and Territory) has six areas of responsibility. The first is reviewing the national and international press with particular attention to any news related to social policies, especially in Europe and the United States. Some of these news items are then assigned in the morning to writers and correspondents for West, so that they can produce news and comment, to be delivered that afternoon or the […]