EU boosts development of Baltic Sea Region

On the 10th of June the European Commission presented its proposal for an EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. READ MORE

Neo-Imperial Policy of Russia and Central Asia

By Sergey Antonov

Russia Loses the Region For Good. READ MORE

Europe urged to be 'visionary' with Ukraine

Experts from Washington have called on the EU to be more daring and propose closer ties with its large Eastern neighbour. But European Commission officials told that the current mood in Europe was not exactly in tune with such an approach. READ MORE

Center-right parties maintain dominant position in European Parliament

Conservative parties have scored victories in most of Europe’s largest economies as socialist parties in Germany, France, Italy and Spain all failed to capitalize on the global financial crisis. READ MORE

On final day of EU parliamentary elections, Merkel urges Germans to vote

On the last day of voting across Europe, citizens from Germany, France and 17 other EU countries are going to the polls to choose their representatives for the European Parliament. READ MORE

The Eastern Partnership: Getting Down To Work

Four weeks after the launch of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) the EU and its eastern neighbours 1 are getting down to work. One of the innovations of the EaP is a new multilateral dimension to relations with these countries alongside the bilateral path of cooperation . The first Eastern Partnership (EaP) multilateral platform held, 5 June, in Brussels. READ MORE

European elections kick off in Britain and the Netherlands

Four days of European elections have kicked off in Britain and the Netherlands amid concerns that a record low turnout and protest votes could boost extremist parties. READ MORE

Gazprom's new weakness offers opportunity

By Anders Aslund

Gazprom has gone from being a great commercial hope to an ailing giant. Gazprom`s owners need to face up to the crisis and institute reforms. READ MORE

Consultations On The EU Strategy For The Baltic Sea Region Took Place In Vilnius

On 28 May, consultations on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region were held in Vilnius at the initiative of Lithuania and Sweden. Lithuania was represented by Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Žygimantas Pavilionis and Sweden by State Secretary for the European Union at the Office of the Prime Minister of Sweden Maria Asenius. Officials from the European Commission, Foreign Ministries of Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Finland and Germany took part in the consultations. READ MORE