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[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.reuters.com/resources/flash/includevideo.swf?edition=US&videoId=88060″ width=”344″ height=”320″ wmode=”transparent” /] The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was flown to the Netherlands to face trial before a U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Not everybody agrees, but I think this is a major event in Southeast Europe and it will help people turn to the future from the… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Ukraine and the EU

The debate on Ukraine’s possible EU and NATO entry has not really begun. It is high time. The signandsight.com has devoted some coverage to the issue with the discussion of Richard Wagner’s provocative Why Ukraine has no place in the EU. Against Martin Pollack’s criticism I think Wagner’s main is the lack of substantive European… » read more

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Senator Obama’s Berlin speech (see video, images and full text) was seen by a huge success in his campaign. Although campaign speeches are aimed at the electorate, i.e. voting Americans, Obama’s Middle East-Europe trip was meant to show that he will find a common understanding with America’s allies. If you want overlook the key phrases… » read more

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The arrest of Mr Karadzic seems to highlight a slight move in the former stallmate. The new, European oriented government is a strange coalition of the Mr Tadic’s (right) Pro Europe Bloc that had won the last elections but did not receive a majority and the Socialists, who had been the war party in 1990s. Mr Milosevic, the most wanted war crime suspect before Mr Karadzic has died in March 2006 during his trial in the Hague – he had been the long-time boss of the Socialist party. This party had previously belonged, and even governed with the nationalist and populist parties who are opposed to Serbia’s European integration.

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It’s been almost a year that I have analyzed the interest of the Internet-users for the Visegrad Countries – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Given Poland’s size still most English-language users are looking for Poland, but the American/NATO missile defense plans in Central Europe has lured more searches for the Czech Republic in the… » read more

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The four opinion research companies of CEORG monitor certain public opinion trends in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia (Visegrad countries). The economic performance of these countries have changed dramatically in the past few years and so the people feel. The former frontrunners of the club, Hungary and Czech Republic had performed much weaker… » read more

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