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How is (or isn’t) the EU dealing with the Eastern Mediterranean crisis?

Written by Virginia Tosti In international affairs, it is often the case that conflicts arise when there is no common agreement on what specific law should apply in a given situation; despite conventions and treaties, international law remains misleading or… Continue Reading →

EU-Turkey’s Alışveriş

Written by Stelios Kavvadias Turkey has been at the doorstep of Europe since 1987, when the European Economic Community, the predecessor of the European Union, received its accession application. However, it was only in 2005—almost 20 years later—that the negotiations for… Continue Reading →

Geopolitics Behind Aylan Kurdi’s Death

Will the US-Russia ceasefire deal make a difference? By Olga Papadopoulou, holder of a MSc. in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Olga recently finished her Ph.D. thesis in “labour market inequalities” in the department of Geography from University of… Continue Reading →

Sparring Partners: Turkey in Europe – Challenges to Democracy and Security?

By Alexis Chalopin, Student in European Studies (Sciences Po & London School of Economics).     ‘The European Union needs Turkey more than Turkey needs the European Union’ – Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey   Backpedaling on the road to… Continue Reading →

Life goes on beyond Nice and Ankara

By Pablo Rubio Navarro. Pablo is a journalist for El Internacionalista newspaper and student of International Relations and Journalism in the Rey Juan Carlos University. Life goes on beyond Nice and Ankara. The Parliament of Israel approved a new law… Continue Reading →

Frames and framing effects of the media discourse about Turkish Accession to the European Union

By Franca Bätz, student of Communications at the University of Münster. 1. Introduction “Now more than ever – The EU needs to negotiate again with Ankara“ (Zeit Online, May 12 2014) –  “Europe is not a place for Erdogan’s Turkey”… Continue Reading →

Interview with Member of European Parliament Sophie in ‘t Veld

Sophie in ‘t Veld is a Dutch Member of the European Parliament in the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. Veld studied History at the State University of Leiden and has post-doctoral training in management and public administration. In… Continue Reading →


by Lamprini Basdeki, MSc candidate on International Security and Law, University of Southern Denmark. Originally published on 2014/09/20 Introduction During the past years, the relationship between the European Union and Turkey has found itself in a relevant stability: there has been… Continue Reading →

The Cyprus Issue and the Joint Declaration

by Markella Toumaniou. Originally published on 2014/05/03 On February 11th, 2014, a joint declaration was drawn by Nikos Anastasiades (President of the Republic of Cyprus) and Dervis Eroglou (leader of the Turkish community), the two leaders of Cyprus. It inaugurated… Continue Reading →

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