Having looked into European and Russian regulation over production and sales of alcohol the European Dialogue has set its sights on tobacco smoking. Our next article from Awareness Campaign section describes tobacco regulation in Europe and in Russia
After the interview with Jean-Arthur Regibeau, Ambassador of Belgium to Russia, we looked closer at how people live in the country that he represents. We talked to Irina Busygina, Higher School of Economics, political scientist, professor about specificities of political order in Belgium, about consociational democracy and the way it helps the Flemish and the Walloons to get along together
In addition to the interview with Jean-Arthur Regibeau, Ambassador of Belgium to Russia we offer you more information on this country. We met with Alexander Khohlova, student who studied under the student exchange program in Lowen, one of the university centres located close to Brussels
After the interview with Jean-Arthur Regibeau, Ambassador of Belgium to Russia, we looked closer at how people live in the country that he represents. Here are more details on the political structure of the Kingdom, as well as its achievements in economy and state governance
Jean-Arthur Regibeau. “The European Union is not an ideal organisation. It is the best among all possible options but it has its own issues”
Transcript of an interview with Jean-Arthur Regibeau, Ambassador of Kingdom of Belgium to Russia. This interview was part of “From the European Point of View” talks. The idea of the project is to go beyond the boundaries of official diplomacy and establish live communication among Russia and Europe and look at ourselves through the eyes of knowledgable and interested representatives of the Western world
Success of European integration would be unthinkable had the internal borders remained in place. The EU citizens can easily take a week-end trip to another country without even thinking that citizens of other states have to go through a lengthy and cumbersome procedure of applying for a Shengen visa prior to travelling. As a Shengen visa gives you an opportunity to visit 26 countries it is worth spending time to get one. Europeans have been enjoying the freedom of travel for a long time, however now there is a real danger of the borders being reinstated. Our Awareness Campaign article focuses on the issue of borders inside Europe
Is Britain taking French leave? Why is the country contemplating the second referendum on leaving the EU?
The long-awaited draft of Brexit agreement has been agreed by British prime-minister Theresa May and the EU, but the story is far from over as now it needs to be ratified by the parliaments and the British parliament is reluctant to pass this deal. The rift among the British elites is so stark that it may result in the second referendum, which now will be about the terms of Brexit
Politicians from major countries have ignited trade and sanction wars on both sides of the Atlantic. The most qualified legal experts are looking into the intricacies of the increasing number of trade restrictions, trying to find loopholes or establish workarounds. We asked Vladimir Morozov, program coordinator, Russian Council on International Affairs why sanctions and trade restrictions have all of a sudden become so popular
Macron’s Hope. Why has the European Parliament been set in motion eight months before the next election?
As a rule, the election to the European Parliament is an event of interest to political scientists, experts, and quite a small group of the general public and businesspeople. However, the election campaign getting ready to take place in spring and the final vote already make new party coalitions form and their future rivalry concerning the way of development of the European Union in general promises to be fierce indeed. Taisia Shentseva, political scientist looked into the reasons for such interest and the connection with the personal ambitions of Emmanuel Macron and Viktor Orbán
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