There is a serious mismatch between the goals and instruments of the EU’s policy toward Ukraine. The EU seems to be missing the point in its relations with Kiev.
Even before the results of Ukraine’s recent local elections have been published, flawed conclusions are emerging from the postelection analysis.
A big victory for Poland’s Law and Justice party in the country’s recent parliamentary election is not going to make life easy for the EU or NATO.
The October 25 local elections in Ukraine are a major test of the country’s political mood, and the results will affect ongoing reform processes for the foreseeable future.
Ukraine’s civil society and young generation are determined to make the ongoing reforms to the country’s state institutions irreversible.
Despite its release of political prisoners, don’t expect Belarus to cuddle up to the EU.
Experts from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia explain the positions taken by their governments toward Europe’s refugee crisis.
Europe’s refugee crisis is provoking a much-needed debate in Central and Eastern Europe about identity and memory.
A new antigovernment protest movement against rampant corruption in Moldova might finally lead to real change in a politically rotten country.
A clutch of recent deals between Gazprom and German and Austrian energy companies shows how much Russia needs Europe and vice versa.
As the European Endowment for Democracy becomes an established actor in democracy support, it will face tricky challenges and will need to recalibrate its activities.
Building walls against refugees, against Russia, and against the Roma minority undermines what the European Union is supposed to stand for.
The European Union is strategically and politically ill prepared to make a difference at the regional or global level.
Ukraine’s old, corrupt political system is determined to resist change. At the same time, the country’s civil society activists are determined to change that system.
Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine is forcing NATO to rethink the strategic benefits of further alliance enlargement.
Despite some recent successes, the European Union’s foreign policy lacks ambition. What will it take to shake the EU out of its complacency and bickering?
In crisis situations between the West and Russia, the OSCE offers a useful safety net to preserve a minimum level of stability. No other body could replace it.
Energy dependence between the EU and Russia has increased mistrust between them, and energy has become an issue of national security for both sides.
Croatia’s foreign policy paints a gloomy picture. One way for Zagreb to raise its game could be by contributing to major initiatives led by the bigger EU member states.
As a country on the Eastern edge of NATO and the EU, Romania spends most of its diplomatic resources on regional security priorities.