G20, Y20 and Youth Unemployment

Posted on 16. December 2014

by Noora Löfström

noora-lofstrom2With 2014 almost over, the presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20) was passed to Turkey from Australia. The G20 met in mid-November in Brisbane, Australia and the outcome of the meetings and the communique was not as widely covered by the media as the premature departure of the Russian president. All eyes were on Putin; the G8 summit that was meant to be held in Sochi in June was transformed into a G7 meeting in Brussels without Russia, to protest against the Russian annexation of Crimea.

The Ukrainian Crisis and the ‘New Cold War’ Paradigm

Posted on 10. December 2014 by Miruna Troncota Reflections on the Bucharest Forum and the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum Already one year has passed since the refusal of the former President Viktor Yanukovych to sign the EU Association Agreement at the Vilnius Summit in November 2013. Since then, all eyes are on Ukraine. As the … Continue reading The Ukrainian Crisis and the ‘New Cold War’ Paradigm

Why the Baltics won’t become another Ukraine

Posted on 04. August 2014 by Ivan Lavrentjev When the crisis in Ukraine emerged and the peninsula of Crimea was occupied by so-called polite, armed men, people in the Baltics and other regions of the world started to discuss the possibility of Russia moving in on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well. Those countries, members of … Continue reading Why the Baltics won’t become another Ukraine

Something sweet from bitter Ukraine

Posted on 31. July 2014 by Heidi Beha Just for fun! Ten footballers from East Ukraine travelled to Germany Oleg Sukhar – the tall star of the team – has brought a Ukrainian flag with him. ‘I guess we should really cut Crimea off the flag now,’ he jokes. Everyone laughs. Sukhar and his amateur football … Continue reading Something sweet from bitter Ukraine

A request to the new members of the European Parliament

Posted on 10. July 2014 by Daniele Mallamaci I have a request to the new members of the European Parliament, the election of which has been deemed by the media as “the most important in the Parliament history” despite the abstention of more than half of the European voters, a large majority of them young citizens. … Continue reading A request to the new members of the European Parliament