Officials and experts discuss problems in EU-Azerbaijan relations and the way forward at an unusually frank and open discussion in Brussels. The European Policy Centre in Brussels and the SAM, the Strategic Studies centre under the Presidential Administration in Azerbaijan hosted a round table discussion in Brussels on Tuesday, 4 March 2013 with the theme […]Read more
French-born Tunisian artist eL Seed is currently suspended 57 meters in the air in an effort to paint Tunisia’s largest graffiti mural on the country’s tallest minaret, located at the Jara Mosque in the south-eastern industrial city of Gabès. Reacting to the recent clashes between religious sects and the art community in Tunisia, the artist embarked […]Read more
There is concern, that feeling increasingly isolated, Ukrainian President Victor Yanokovich is resorting to dangerous language politics to reposition the country in the face of mounting criticsm from the European Union for his treatment of former Presidential candidate Yulia Timoshenko. Nicholas Maltby reviews the recent events.Read more
Ostap Kryvdyk: a Ukrainian activist who thinks the Orange Revolution was not in vain, and that a new Ukrainian generation is hungry for change.
Around three hundred mid career professionals from the Former Soviet space have over the last fifteen years participated in the annual John Smith Fellowship Programme, established in 1996 to honour the memory of the much respected British statesman. Amongst them are MPs, senior government officials, human rights activists and journalists. The 2011 group were back in London […]Read more
As expected, the deteriorating situation in Syria dominated discussion at the 29th EU-Russia summit in St Petersburg, given added urgency by the massacre of over 100 civilians in Houla just days before the formal talks began. The EU delegation increased their pressure on Russia to condemn the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and call for the withdrawal […]Read more
Sensationalising issues may harm the cause. Has the BBC been insensitive when dealing with racism in football in Ukraine and Poland on the eve of Euro 2012?
Racism in Ukrainian and Polish football has become a major cause of concern with the two countries due to host Euro 2012 from Friday. In this briefing for linksdar.org NICHOLAS MALTBY weighs the pros and cons of investigative journalism in the light of a BBC special report about racism in football in Ukraine and Poland and comes […]Read more