A round table on “Internationalization of the universities and the future of Forlì”

24 May, 2011

On the 4th of May a round table on “Internationalization of the universities and the future of Forlì” was moderated by Roland Schenkel of the Swiss newspaper Neuer Züricher Zeitung. Continue

Global actors in global agenda

27 April, 2011

In current post I am presenting a number of opinions of global actors on a burning contemporary agenda (Libya case). Continue

Contemporary global agenda: revolution in Libya

20 April, 2011

Libya is a sovereign nation, is the Maghreb region country in the north of Africa and their internal affairs are none of someone’s business. Continue

MASTER OF ARTS Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe. Сall for applications for the academic year 2011-2012

11 March, 2011

The international Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES) is a Second cycle Joint DegreeVytautas Magnus University at Kaunas, the Corvinus University of Budapest, and the Saint-Petersburg State University. The program is jointly carried out with the cooperation of the University of Ljubljana. Continue

The dark side of the EU-Russia mutual relations

22 January, 2011

The influence of a single party known as “United Russia” is great and overwhelming in Russia. It is seriously criticized for week and fragmented opposition. However, seems that the opposition on the 13th of December, 2010 got united under its new name “People’s freedom party”. Continue

the EU-Russia contemporary relations: reasons for optimism and the dark side

20 January, 2011

Russian state was created in 862 after Christ when prominent European empires like Roman or Greek have already faced a serious downturn. In terms of historical scale Russia is believed to be born quite late. Continue

Collective brain-storm on the Adriatic Ionian Initiative in Faenza, Italy on 17th December, 2010

18 December, 2010

The Institute for the Central Europe and the Balkans on the 16th of December, 2010 has organized a collective brain-storm in Faenza, Italy. Professors from Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia were about to work out potential proposals for the Adriatic Ionic Initiative. As a result of the brain-storm, all these proposals will be transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to Mr.Franco Frattini for further actions. Continue

Doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships in Bratislava, 2011-2012

15 December, 2010

Department of Political Science at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, is accepting applications for 1 or 2 semester research visits from doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers. Continue

The Lisbon Treaty: Italian perspective

7 December, 2010

As a result of French and Dutch referendums, the Constitution was doomed to failure and the EU faced a serious institutional deadlock which lasted for 2,5 years till December 2007. Romano Prodi commented on this situation: «The Treaty gave Europe a number of instruments which till recent times didn’t exist. But there is no more a united spirit which could become a modus vivendi» This situation got resolved on the 13th of December 2007 when the Lisbon Treaty or the Reform Treaty was signed aiming at restitution of the Constitutional Treaty . Continue

Treaty establishing Constitution for Europe: Italian perspective

3 December, 2010

In 2001 Silvio Berlusconi became a chairman of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Since that time and up to the 1st of July of the year 2003 when Italy became presiding over the EU – Belgium, Spain, Denmark and Greece were rotating in turn the EU chair. During their presidency four working programs were approved and main European priorities were highlighted, however, only Belgium presidency resulted in a new body creation that would reform the EU – the Convention. This body was chaired by the former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing together with two deputies, Giuliano Amato and Jean-Luc Dehaene as well as member-states representatives. The Convention was aimed at a new treaty elaboration that was conditioned on by objective realia – without a new treaty the existence of the EU would be hardly possible especially after a large-scale EU enlargement in the year 2004. There was a necessity to fasten decision-making process as well. Continue

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