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Romania’s Marshall Plan for Moldova’s economic doldrums
Development / Economics / Politics

Romania’s Marshall Plan for Moldova’s economic doldrums

Romania’s Marshall Plan for Moldova’s doldrums: quixotic crusade or methodic initiative? Dadiana Chiran contends that Romanian assistance might be the key to Moldova’s economic issues. The latter, a country which lost one billion dollars from its national budget, is in need of solidarity and support from its EU neighbour  December 1st marks the glorious unification … Continue reading

Art of Revolution vs Revolution in Art: the history of Belarusian avant-garde
Culture

Art of Revolution vs Revolution in Art: the history of Belarusian avant-garde

What is Belarus? A small state bordering Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia, known mostly for its president and its Nobel laureate (both the only ones in the country’s sovereign history). Not quite an exhaustive description, but at least we are sure that this is a country. At the beginning of the 20th Century, the … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup
NEP News / Weekly roundup

Weekly Roundup

New East Platform Weekly Roundup The NEP team share some Eastern European news stories that have caught their eye this week: Eastern European leaders caution against Nord Stream 2 at EU summit: http://goo.gl/BFJcn9 James Neuger, Jonathan Stearns and Bloomberg, writing for the Chicago Tribune, report that Eastern European leaders scored ‘political points against German plans to … Continue reading

NEP’s CEO, Flavia Munteanu, at One Young World
NEP News

NEP’s CEO, Flavia Munteanu, at One Young World

Flavia Munteanu, the NEP’s founder and CEO, spoke at the education charity event One Young World 2015 in Bangkok, during the Leadership and Governance Plenary session. She commented: “It has been an absolute privilege to speak about corruption in Moldova and the work I’ve carried out through New East Platform at One Young World. Special thanks goes … Continue reading

Schengen Accession: Romania’s roller coaster ride
Development / Politics

Schengen Accession: Romania’s roller coaster ride

Dadiana Chiran considers the difficulties faced by Romania in the process of negotiating its accesss to the Schengen area Schengen mistress… you’ve been wicked! 2007 marks Romania’s hasty accession to the EU. It was voiced at the times that a prerequisite condition for the country’s accession was to serve as a primary hub for a US military … Continue reading

The Refugee Crisis: Narrating Europe’s East-West Divide
Development / Politics

The Refugee Crisis: Narrating Europe’s East-West Divide

 Aleko Stoyanov analyses perceptions of the refugee crisis across Eastern Europe and the resulting East-West political schism on the issue of migration United in Diversity is the official motto of the European Union. It unites various historical backgrounds, peoples, languages and cultures, with the shared aim of building a stronger and unified Europe. The recent migrant crisis has fundamentally … Continue reading