Med & South Archives

  • Tunisia must confirm its commitment to minority rights

    Global Europe 10-03-2016

    Tunisia is a promising young democracy in many ways, but its penal code must be brought into line with its constitution to prevent the persecution of homosexuals, writes Ian Duncan.

  • The EU must take a stand on Islam

    Global Europe 26-02-2016

    To escape from extremism and xenophobia, Europe needs to carve a European Islam, not an Islam composed of communities influenced by their countries of origin, argue Massimo D’Alema and Tariq Ramadan.

  • Will the European Parliament defend Kosovo’s democracy?

    20-01-2016

    Kosovo has illegally arrested one third of the parliamentary opposition. On Thursday (21 January) the European Parliament will discuss a draft resolution on Kosovo, which does not even mention the arrests, writes Andrea Lorenzo Capussela. 

  • The loud silence about Kosovo

    15-12-2015

    Kosovo has illegally arrested its main opposition leader. The European Parliament can, and should, take a strong stance in defence of democracy in Kosovo, argues Andrea Lorenzo Capussela. 

  • Time to transform the Eastern Mediterranean

    01-12-2015

    The massive resources available in the Eastern Mediterranean offer the prospect of employment and stability. The pursuit of common interests could unlock enormous untapped potential in the region, write Mehmet Ö?ütçü and Stephen Jones.

  • Remember Paris!

    18-11-2015

    If being European is not able to inspire, then it is only right that Europe is occupied by a culture which can, writes Žiga Turk.

  • EU urgently needs new neighbourhood policies

    18-11-2015

    There will never be a common foreign and security policy worthy of the name unless the EU manages to redefine its neighbourhood policies, writes Michael Leigh.

  • Teach peace

    16-11-2015

    Education is the way to disarm the processes that can lead to radicalisation, by undermining prejudice and fighting ignorance and indifference, writes Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

  • Migrants need cities; Cities need migrants

    Justice & Home Affairs 26-10-2015

    Many places being cited as examples of cities reborn - including London, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Sidney - owe their renaissance to growing populations of the foreign-born, writes William Lacy Swing.

  • Russia confronts the Gulf states on Syria

    13-10-2015

    The recent meetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Gulf states officials in Sochi have been much more confrontational than what was reported, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.

  • A German strategy for Syria

    02-10-2015

    A new strategy on Syria is a matter of urgency, given the magnitude of the refugee exodus, and the threat ISIS poses to Europe, writes Guido Steinberg.

  • Europe and the states which are not exactly states

    11-09-2015

    George Kyris discusses the issue of unrecognised states and what the EU could learn from the case of Cyprus.

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