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Post-Coup Turkey and Its Implications for South Caucasus

9 September 2016 | by Nino Japarashvili

After several years of European attempt to locate the three South Caucasian countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, within a common framework, policies of these neighbouring states have become more distant to each other. Currently, the strategic region on the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, finds itself in a situation where Official Tbilisi, […]

Gone with Schengen

25 April 2016 | by Juan Antonio Pavon Losada

Undoubtedly, 2015 has been the refugees’ year in Europe. According to the UNHCR, around 1,006, 768 immigrants have arrived in the European Union fleeing from war and poverty across the Mediterranean Sea. In absolute terms this figure represents half of Turkey’s burden, and proportionally, a shameful comparison with counties as buoyant as Lebanon. However, this […]

EPA Holiday Wishes

23 December 2015 | by Natasha Marie Levanti

For many in our team at EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu (EPA), 2015 has flown by, and likely has for many of our readers as well. Yet the time for annual reflection is upon us, and looking back at 2015 there have been some major landmarks for EPA, all of which were driven by our readers, who inspire us […]

EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu is recruiting

30 September 2015 | by Natasha Marie Levanti

As many of our readers know, EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu (EPA) is a website for specialised political commentary in the area of European politics, policy, and strategically related developments with over 4300 followers on twitter, 2000+ likes on Facebook, and an average of 500 website hits per day. Since its inception in 2013 when created by fellow master students at Maastricht University – in one of the […]

Slovakia’s Anti-Gay Referendum: Will Political Apathy Save Democracy?

30 January 2015 | by Frank Markovic

On Saturday 7th February Slovakia will hold a popular vote which, if successful, will further undermine the legal standing of the local LGBT community in the eyes of the state. 4.4 million Slovak citizens will get a chance to express their opinion on three following questions: Do you agree that no other cohabitation of persons […]