More democracy than ever before?

The DASICON conference of the Diplomatische Akademie opened the afternoon session with a panel of practitioners and academic experts on the topic “Shrinking Democratic...

The European Narrative: EU & the Media

The state of the media in the European Union is under intense pressure, facing threats such as fake news and physical risk to journalists,...

The EU’s Security Role in South Korea: from Bystander to Main Actor

Since initiating diplomatic ties 55 years ago, both the Republic of Korea and the European Union have benefited significantly from increased cross-sectoral cooperation. In...

The End of an Era – Angela Merkel’s Legacy

After more than 16 years in office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not run in the federal elections in September 2021. After four consecutive...

Ukrainian Elections 2019: The Voices of the People

By: Matthias Maxim Penkin (Guest Writer) After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, for a long time the Western world has only been interested...

Law and Morality in the Crimean Crisis

Speaking about the Crimean crisis in 2014, some refer to it as an annexation while others prefer to call it a reunification. At first...

The Bulgarian Crisis – Numerous Opinions, Zero Solutions

The challenges Bulgaria is facing are manifold. To make matters even worse, besides the health crisis and dire economic situation, there is the concern...

The Franco-German Compromise: Laying the Foundations of a European Defence Union

Two years after the EU rolled out its new global strategy and security policy as a reaction to the Brexit referendum, Germany and France...

Losing Faith? The Role of the Catholic Church in Contemporary Poland

On the night of October 30, 2020, a peculiar atmosphere reigned in Poland’s capital Warsaw. The sky was lit up by the blue lights...

A Battle for the Soul of Europe

Representatives at the "Religions for a New Europe" conference believe Europe is facing a daunting crisis in the history of integration – one that needs...

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