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Interview with Michel and Olena Terestchenko in the European Parliament

Gary Cartwright (EU today) speaks with Michel Terestchenko (mayor of Hlukhiv) and Olena Terestchenko (social acivist) in the European Parliament. Being one of the most pro-EU and anti-corruption politicians in Ukraine, Michel and Olena came to Brussels to inform European… Continue Reading →

Інтерв’ю з Мішелем і Оленою Терещенко в Європарламенті

Олена (громадський активіст) і Мішель Терещенко (мер Глухова) – прогресивні українські політики, які боряться з корупцією у Глухові та в Києві – приїхали в Брюссель щоб розповісти про ситуацію в Україні європейським політикам та залучитись їхньою підтримкою в побудові успішної європейської… Continue Reading →

When Ukrainian corruptionists close all doors, the EU opens the window of hope

In the modern world, old democracies have their obligation to help the new ones. The European Union mostly understands this and helps in building stable democracies in many countries, and Ukraine is a special important case here. After two revolutions,… Continue Reading →

Mr President, please give us the right to speak!

On 18th February 2018, Ukrainians came out to protest against their democratically elected President. With time going on, much more people are getting dissatisfied with present direction of the country and in a democratic country citizens do have the right… Continue Reading →

The best way is diversity, multiculturalism and respect, – Sudanese political refugee in Europe

This is the interview with Alhadi Agabeldour, a Sudanese political immigrant in Belgium, a founder and president of African International Institute for Peace, a lawyer, a poet and an advocate of global peace and respect. Could you please introduce yourself,… Continue Reading →

European ideas crash against the wall of Ukrainian corruption in a small historic city on the Russian border

Michel Terestchenko is an heir of the prominent old Tereshchenko family (See historical note) of sugar producers, landowners, and philanthropists. Being a successful businessman in France, Michel decided to return to the land of his forefathers and started a honey… Continue Reading →

Could Russian presidential elections 2018 bring any change?

Due to different reasons, the 2018 Russian presidential elections are unique. To some extent, they will reveal the ‘real face’ of Russian society. For the last years, Russian present rulers annexed Crimea, started the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, involved Russia… Continue Reading →

Ukrainians are protesting, which means Ukraine is still alive

Every autumn, when the crop is harvested, hard-working Ukrainian nation feels bored and decides to protest just to apply its great energy to something… Is it the true story? For an outside viewer it may look like this. However, the… Continue Reading →

Czech Republic is joining world populist camp

Small prosperous country in Central Europe decided not to stay apart from global far-right and populist tendencies. 2017 parliamentary elections brought new forces to power and threw away the previous leaders. What happened in Czech Republic the last weekend and… Continue Reading →

Catalan referendum – a logical necessity or an organised play?

Catalan referendum is another sign of disintegration tendency in the world. With all its controvercial iisues, it presents a new possibility to change borders in the post-Cold war Europe. Why do people unite in their small communities and search for… Continue Reading →

Is North Korea a real threat for global security?

On 3rd September 2017, North Korea carried out the most powerful nuclear test in its history, which was already the sixth in a row. Together with the latest development of North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles, the country threatens the global… Continue Reading →

Russia’s thorny road to democracy – Part IV

This is the fourth part of the interview with Russian oppositionist and fighter for democratic rights and freedoms, Igor Sharapov. He talks about the future of Russian democracy, people’s attitude towards the West and the possibility to change power in… Continue Reading →

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