The European Commission has proposed an instrument to evaluate the efficiency of national justice systems called the “EU Justice scoreboard”. Its purpose is to allow for a more efficient justice system in the EU and in its Member States. For this reason, data should be gathered EU-wide, which can provideContinue Reading

The debate about Sweden’s defence has intensified lately. Despite our lack of membership, Sweden recently hosted a Nato conference to discuss strategic issues. Sweden’s Supreme Commander Sverker Göransson made his view clear that Sweden’s ability to defend itself will successively degrade if we do not take part in Nato’s rapidContinue Reading

  Where did they get the information from? How could they know what he had told his friends on the phone? Only when interrogators showed Abdul Ghani al Khanjar the transcripts of his text messages, the Bahraini activist began to understand; the state obviously had been intercepting and neatly recordingContinue Reading

Iran Foreign Minister Dr. Zarif named his presentation to the last round of nuclear talks between Iran and 5+1 in Geneva on 15 and 16 October “an unnecessary crisis, opening new horizons”. This symbolizes the entire story of this issue, which has found global dimensions, while it is simply theContinue Reading

Mexico is a country of multiple belongings, geographically located in North America, and endowed with deep Latin-American roots, with tight bonds with the European Union, and a rising relationship with Asia and the Pacific. Its geographic location, democratic values, and network of free trade agreements allow the Foreign Policy ofContinue Reading

Albania is a country at the heart of Europe, that has never doubted its European vocation. Differently from the past, this is not a road imposed on us, but it is something we have consciously chosen. Albania has started its journey towards EU since 1991, after the fall of theContinue Reading

There is no doubt that forbidding the Jamaat-e-Islami from the upcoming elections is a step in the right direction towards combating fundamentalism in Bangladesh. The Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) has stated repeatedly that from their perspective, it is not democracy that has to be upheld and protected in Bangladesh but the “true”Continue Reading

Education is very important for the prosperity of our society and for growth, innovation and progress in Europe. The swift changes and the transformation of today’s world represent a big challenge for the education system that needs to adapt constantly to socio-economic changes of society. Today’s education system needs toContinue Reading

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a 10 member grouping of countries that together count 623,6 million citizens, should be given much more attention by the European Union. This is the main message of a new EP report under consideration in the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). The report, ofContinue Reading

The Arabian Peninsula and the Greater Middle East have always been at the axis of our history. Be it as the birth place for several empires, nations, cultures or religions. Undoubtedly, of the greatest men in earth! This Region is at the centre of our economic and financial development, particularlyContinue Reading