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  • Montenegrin Coup Verdict A Wakeup Call To EU On Russia’s Rising Role In Balkan Instability

    Milan Nič quoted | 15/05/2019 | Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

    If the European Union has hit the snooze button since allegations of Russian state involvement in a coup plot in Montenegro surfaced two years ago, a verdict convicting two alleged Russian military intelligence agents may be the final wakeup call.

  • Cornelius Adebahr: Iran nuclear deal 'not dead'

    Interview mit Cornelius Adebahr | 08/05/2019 | DW News

    Iran’s partial withdrawal from its nuclear deal likely just means 'a new phase of hectic diplomacy,’ Cornelius Adebahr of the German Council on Foreign Relations told DW. Iranians were careful to choose elements ‘not strictly elaborated in the deal,’ he said.

  • Mercron’s Balkan breakdown

    Milan Nič quoted | 03/05/2019 | Politico

    Failure to break impasse between Kosovo and Serbia underscores EU’s foreign policy failings.

  • Berlin Summit Must ‘Jumpstart’ Failing Serbia-Kosovo Talks

    Interview with Milan Nič | 29/04/2019 | Balkan Insight

    German foreign policy think tank expert Milan Nič says restarting the stalled Kosovo-Serbia dialogue must be the ‘minimum goal’ of the summit opening in Berlin on April 29.

  • Germany’s search for a new diplomatic map

    Daniela Schwarzer quoted | 23/04/2019 | Financial Times

    Being in charge of German foreign policy is a tough assignment these days. Over the past few years, Berlin has watched with growing despair as friends have turned into foes and old certainties have dissolved into doubt. A new breed of nationalist leader holds sway in capitals from Budapest and Warsaw to Rome and Washington, sounding a note of hostility and antagonism towards Berlin.

  • Germany’s search for a new diplomatic map

    Daniela Schwarzer quoted | 23/04/2019 | Financial Times

    Being in charge of German foreign policy is a tough assignment these days. Over the past few years, Berlin has watched with growing despair as friends have turned into foes and old certainties have dissolved into doubt. A new breed of nationalist leader holds sway in capitals from Budapest and Warsaw to Rome and Washington, sounding a note of hostility and antagonism towards Berlin.

  • A Cloud Called Brexit Darkens the U.K.'s Image

    Jana Puglierin quoted | 17/04/2019 | US News

    An angry British public and confused allies overseas are the result of how U.K. politicians are handling the country’s departure from the European Union.

  • Slovakia election: Liberal Caputova bucks Europe's populist trend

    Milan Nič quoted | 29/03/2019 | BBC

    This political newcomer and front-runner has framed the contest as a battle between good and evil - and if she wins she will become the country's first female president.

  • Ukraine’s integration into West dashed by war and corruption

    Quote by Stefan Meister | 26/03/2019 | AP/The Washington Post

    Five years into Ukraine’s conflict with Russia, Moscow seems to have Ukraine pinned against the ropes. Ukraine’s ambition of joining the European Union and NATO is indefinitely stalled. It has no realistic way to reclaim control of Russian-annexed Crimea, or to end the war with Russia-backed separatists in the east.

  • Italy Welcomes China's Leader, and Vast Infrastructure Project

    Quote by Daniela Schwarzer | 22/03/2019 | The New York Times

  • Section 232: A year full of legal challenges

    Quote by Claudia Schmucker | 22/03/2019 | AMM.com

    The implementation of tariffs and quotas against US steel and aluminium imports has been heralded and criticized as an unusual trade remedy, with President Donald Trump's administration applying blanket duties rather than more focused - and more typical - anti-dumping and countervailing margins.

  • EU centrist faces swing to right to secure Slovak poll victory

    Quotes by Milan Nič | 18/03/2019 | Financial Times

    Maros Sefcovic must court populists to beat liberal rival in presidential race. “The big paradox — and also an open question — is the extent to which Sefcovic is prepared to shift to the right and adopt the nationalist, traditionalist agenda, and attack Caputova as being too liberal for Slovakia, and too open-minded on migrants, on LGBT rights and cultural issues”, said Milan Nic, a fellow of the German Council on Foreign Relations.

  • Quadriga - Macron or the Populists: Who Can Convince Europe?

    Panel Discussion with Milan Nič | 14/03/2019 | DW

    French president Macron has called on people to resist populism and defend the EU. German chancellor Merkel has stayed silent, letting the CDU leader do the talking. Among the speakers of the DW discussion was Milan Nič, Research Fellow at DGAP's Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. “President Macron’s attempted polarization has so far benefited the populists. In a paradoxical way, it plays into the hands of Hungary’s Prime Minister Orbán", said Nič.

  • Huawei: Merkel to discuss cyber security with global partners

    Henning Riecke quoted | 12/03/2019 | Deutsche Welle

    US Ambassador Richard Grenell has threatened that the US will restrict intelligence with Germany if it builds 5G networks with Huawei. Such a threat isn't made lightly — and could have huge security implications.

  • Merkel’s CDU reaches breaking point with Hungary’s Orban

    Milan Nič quoted | 08/03/2019 | Financial Times

    It was a moment he might live to regret. In January last year, Horst Seehofer, then leader of the Bavarian conservatives, stood beside Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and strongly praised his democratic credentials.

  • Near U.S.-German nuclear base, fears of a buildup

    Christian Mölling quoted | 05/03/2019 | Washington Post

    The last remaining U.S. bombs in Europe are stored in Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey. France and Britain remain nuclear powers, too, although they have vastly reduced their arsenals.

  • The end of Germany’s Orbán affair

    Milan Nič quoted | 03/03/2019 | Politico

    Hungarian PM’s latest provocations have prompted a rethink among conservatives.

  • European dilemmas and prospects in focus at Delphi

    Daniela Schwarzer quoted | 02/03/2019 | Kathimerini

    European dilemmas and prospects forged by Brexit, the rise of populist nationalism and the growing geopolitical and technological competition between the US and China were at the focus of discussions on the second day of the Delphi Economic Forum.

  • Saudi Arabia and the nuclear temptation

    Sebastian Sons quoted | 25/02/2019 | Deutsche Welle

    Will the US soon supply Saudi Arabia with civilian nuclear technology? If the kingdom possessed it, it could destabilize the entire region, to the concern of countries such as Israel.

  • MEPs help campaign of Moldovan convicted in $1B fraud

    Cristina Gherasimov quoted | 24/02/2019 | Politico

    Politicians under fire for ties to businessman running in general election.

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