Georgi Gotev with Sam Morgan

The Brief – A decisive presser

If journalists are silenced, there is no democracy. Killing journalists is nothing but a mafia show of force.
Global Europe 07-06-2019

The Brief – Russia’s friends

EURACTIV has published a very interesting speech by Russia’s long-serving ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, in which he told the St. Petersburg Economic Forum that the EU and his country should stick together.
Global Europe 18-03-2019

The Brief – Replacing Turkey in NATO

A global geopolitical shift has taken place without the wider audience noticing. Turkey has drifted apart from the US and NATO, it has got much closer to Russia, and the US is desperately seeking to find ways to fill a...
Politics 11-10-2018

The Brief – Post mortem for Viktoria Marinova

Viktoria Marinova’s gruesome rape and murder in Bulgaria has featured high in the international news in recent days.
Politics 27-04-2018

The Brief – Juncker meets Karl Marx

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will next week deliver a speech at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. The gesture is likely to provide some ammunition to lovers of controversy.
Politics 14-03-2018

The Brief – Lying, cheating…

An 'agent provocateur' has entered European politics, and his name is Steve Bannon.
Elections 05-03-2018

The Brief, powered by PLATFORMA – Look at Italy, think of Europe

Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star movement and the far-right Northern League got enough votes to form a majority in yesterday's election. Just imagine that repeated in next year's European elections...
Politics 26-02-2018

The Brief – Killing of journalists is mafia show of force

Four months after a huge car bomb explosion killed Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, Ján Kuciak, a 27-year-old reporter for the news portal, and his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová were found killed on Sunday night in their home in Velka Maca, some 65 kilometres from the Slovak capital Bratislava.