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The Eurasian Union

An Integration Project under the Microscope

The success of the project is not guaranteed. Firstly, there has to be some evidence that member states will actually benefit economically. There are still many questions about how best to harmonise the national economies of the various member states. Secondly, Russia’s apparent willingness to limit its own powers must be proven to be consistent and long-term. This includes understanding that the process of national identity is now in full swing in the former Soviet republics and there is little appetite to once again relinquish their sovereignty. more…

Dr. Canan Atilgan, Gabriele Baumann, Alexander Brakel, Claudia Crawford, Jakov Devcic, Amos Helms | International Reports | February 7, 2014

Post-Wall Europe needs to become “Europe for all”

State of Europe with Herman Van Rompuy

24 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy expressed in Berlin his concerns over the challenges Europe is facing today. In front of 600 invited people at the Allianz Forum in Berlin, Van Rompuy warned against growing populism on the European continent and the rising of distrust. “Populism and nationalism cannot provide the answer to the challenges of our time”. more…

Event Reports | November 9, 2013

Alumni-meeting in Kyiv

In order to intensify the contacts among KAS-fellowship holders as well as participants of the studying visits in Germany, the domestic programs department of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the KAF-Office in Kyiv organized a three-day conference with participants from Belarus, Georgia, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine. more…

Christine Rosenberger | Event Reports | July 8, 2013

Ukrainian Media Landscape - 2012

Ukrainian Media Landscape 2012 includes a review of media industries and markets, media legislation framework, education for journalists and media NGOs’ activities in Ukraine. The analytical report does not claim to provide a comprehensive coverage of all events and phenomena; its objective is to record and articulate key trends of the year. The English version of the Media Landscape is an extract of the full Ukrainian edition. more…

Country Reports | June 26, 2013

Ukraine after the Parliamentary Elections

In spite of the massive manipulation and targeted use of administrative resources well in advance of the election day, the parliamentary elections produced a strong opposition. The former governing party, the Party of Regions (PR) led by President Viktor Yanukovych, did emerge as the strongest force, but was weakened. The objective of a two-thirds majority was clearly missed. The surprise winner was without doubt the right-wing national party Svoboda, which was able to enter the Verkhovna Rada for the first time, with 10.44 per cent. more…

Gabriele Baumann, Christine Rosenberger | International Reports | February 15, 2013