UK Politics in Trouble: Smith

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today given an impassioned speech in the European Parliament in Strasbourg warning that the Leave campaigns lied and broke the law, and that politicians from the campaign will do so again in the upcoming EU elections. Smith said: “President, thank you. So as a Scottish and UK member it turns out reports of…

Thousands of EU27 citizens still risk face losing their vote in the European elections in the UK.

Leading citizens’ rights group New Europeans has raised the alarm about the prospect of mass voter disenfranchisement at the European elections in the UK on 23 May 2019. The problem arises because EU27 citizens  need to complete a paper form to confirm they will only vote in EU elections in the UK (and not in their member state of…

Ukraine. What to expect from the Presidential Run-off vote?

It is a huge achievement that nobody knows who will win in the second tour. People in Russia and Belarus don’t have such a privilege to guess a winner. In any case, Ukraine will not change its path towards European integration.  European and Ukrainian experts talk about their expectations from the electoral campaign in Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Chosen Pro-European Path

Ukraine's Chosen European Path

Whichever candidate emerges from Ukraine’s election must be ready to show a “real commitment” to tackling corruption and human rights issues, according to one of the country’s leading advocates. The first round of the key election on Sunday (31 March) left TV comedian Vladimir Zelensky well ahead of the incumbent Petro Poroshenko. The two men…

Italian MPs pledge support for Green Card for Europe campaign

Presentation in Roma pledge support for Green Card for Europe campaign

Following the hearing on the #EUGreenCard proposal which took place at the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee on 18 March, New Europeans has embarked on a series of briefings of national parliaments of EU member states to promote the initiative. At a press conference at the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Roger Casale, Founder and CEO…

Ukraine-EU mini-summit

Ukraine Summit in Brussels

As one Member State continues its arguments today to leave the EU, others are queuing up to make friends with the bloc.  Yesterday, March 20, a mini-summit for EU-Ukraine was held in Brussels with the current President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker,…

Slovakia At The Crossroads

Slovakia At The Crossroads - Zuzana Čaputová

In the first round of the Slovakian Presidential elections last weekend, first place has been won with 40.6% of the vote by Zuzana Čaputová representing the Progressive Slovakia party. Turnout in the elections was 50%. She is an environmental lawyer who campaigned on an anti-corruption ticket, and is hitherto relatively unknown, with no prior experience…

Putin, Crimea and Psychology. Five Years with Russia

Five Years Crimea with Russia

18 March will mark the fifth anniversary of Putin’s annexation of Crimea. Everyone remembers military personnel in green uniform without insignia and the tactic of hybrid warfare. However, the time has come to review this important international political event in terms of the life of people on the peninsula and evaluate the fairness of our…

Ukraine Presidential Candidate Oleksandr Vilkul Presents Donbass Peace Plan

Presidential Candidate Oleksandr Vilkul Presents Donbass Peace Plan

“I presented my Peace Plan in the European Parliament, here in Brussels. It is clear, and it consists of concrete steps. It is completely in accordance with the framework of both the Minsk and Normandy formats. It has great popularity and support in Ukraine. I run for the presidential office in order to achieve peace…