In an effort to live in Europe of 21st century, miles away of political oppression and dark ages of human rights, refugees cross, daily in adverse conditions, the Mediterranean in order to escape from the war in the Middle East and sub-Saharan regions of Africa.

This analysis first appeared in the policy paper series KAS katoptron by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Greece.

Europe’s Southern and Eastern neighborhoods have changed considerably during the past few years and the key words describing the regional security environment are fluidity, instability and unpredictability.

The "new Turkey" of the president Erdogan

The past year can arguably be considered a turning point in the political history of Turkey. In August, the president Recep Tayyp Erdogan has been elected president of the Republic, after serving three terms as prime minister, the first directly elected by Turkish citizens.

“Leaders remain committed to the vision of a joint humanitarian and economic space from the Atlantic to the Pacific based upon full respect for international law and the OSCE principles.”

Now, two months of negotiation progress between the Greek and European institutional side, Greek government faces a dilemma, which the same government has adventurist created.

No one can foresee the political developments in the UK that will determine whether it stays in the EU or leaves. Anthony Giddens assesses the factors in play.

As most people know by now, only a few days ago, on Tuesday 24th of March 2015 a Germanwings airbus A320 originating in Barcelona with destination Düsseldorf crashed in the French Alps killing all the 149 people aboard, 75 of them were Germans.

The first political debate between David Cameron and Ed Miliband has indicated the intellectual predominance of the current Prime Minister. For the British media, the Conservative Prime Minister was the winner.

The EU’s prized project of ‘Social Europe’ has been slipping steadily down its political agenda.Frank Vandenbroucke highlights the recommendations of a high-level group he has chaired.

Having won the Cold War (perhaps largely due to the courage of the Russian people who threw off a communist dictatorship and were prepared to take risks), Europe seems to be losing the peace. The region is entering the next stage of international relations disunited and weakened, and poised for a confrontation or maybe even a large-scale war.

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