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Radio Freedom ran a broadcast called “Born after the USSR” about our contest for European-minded experts. Eugene Gontmakher, member of the Steering Committee of the European Dialogue Expert Group, Kiril Zarifullin, one of the laureates, and Taisia Shentseva, a journalist and participant of the award ceremony, took part in the program

Can Italy’s “Government of Change” change all of Europe?

On March 1st it will be 9 months since Italy’s Government of Change took up its duties. Very few in Europe expected to see a coalition of left and right Eurosceptics calling into question the basic principles of European integration in the government of one of the EU founding states, which had been run by the centrists for over 30 years

Chicanery at the Élysée Palace

By criticising the response of the presidential administration to the Benalla affair the Senate has infringed upon the separation of powers. This is what the government of the Fifth Republic stated after choosing to dodge away from discussing the essence of the report prepared by Philippe Bas’s Senate Commission and deciding to pick on its form

«I am not going anywhere!» What is the plan for evacuating the British Queen in case a no-deal Brexit goes wrong?

Andrey Baklitsky and Oleg Shakirov have released their Peace Enforcement podcast, the first podcast in Russia on international security. Every week they discuss international relations and security matters in the context of different countries including European ones and also tell the most interesting stories on this subject that they managed to come across. Here is a transcript of one of their talks on the plan of evacuating the British Queen from London under the threat of a hard no-deal Brexit

Ricardo Gutierrez. Russia is not the only country where mass media freedom is deteriorating

What challenges does present-day journalism face, is there any difference between traditional and new mass media, freedom of speech in Europe, independence of state-owned mass media, and what is a journalist's mission. Eugene Gontmakher talked to Ricardo Gutierrez, General Secretary of the European Federation of Journalists. This talk continues a sequence of interviews within the framework of "From the European Point of View" project

President Macron attempts to kill three birds with one stone

Macron’s France is getting mired in conflicts both internal and international. In its dispute with Italy France went as far as recalling its ambassador, whereas the controversy it had with Berlin resulted in President Macron not attending the Munich security conference. Internally the government failed to quell the yellow vest protesters, and any concessions made to them become a costly burden for the budget. President Macron unexpectedly decided to hold a national referendum in the end of May. Mark Entin looks into the details of Frances domestic policy and describes how he sees the objectives of the referendum

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