The European Defence Industrial Strategy: a new step within the European Union’s Security and Defence roadmap

The defence has become a key issue for the EU. After Russia’s invasion old needs have resurged. The EDIS sets the defence industrial policy.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Lithuania President Re-elected As Nation Faces Russian Threat

President Nauseda won re-election, yet he has little time to celebrate as Lithuania must continue to prepare for potential Russian aggression.

The Tian-Shan Gambit: Europe’s Ambitions in Central Asia 

Central Asia is a vast and resource-rich region situated between three major centers of influence. Formerly part of both the Russian Empire and then the Soviet Union, its nations have only recently gained independence following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. They continue to be influenced by Moscow, although they have made some significant strides towards autonomy in their own right. The Russian military’s actions in Ukraine have continuously eroded the credibility of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Russian-led military alliance. This, coupled with a significant loss of soft power in the countries of the post- Soviet space, which traditionally formed part of its sphere of influence, could create an opening for other influential actors to emerge as real alternative partners. The European Union wishes to consider an even more proactive role in Central Asia, given the young nations’ of Central Asia newfound pragmatism in foreign policy and its potential to enhance EU interests.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Donald Tusk To Fortify Nation Against Illegal Immigration

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk plans to fortify Poland’s eastern border to prevent illegal immigration.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Italy Fights EU On Nutri-Score System

Giorgia Meloni opposes the EU’s Nutri-score system that is proposed to score foods in supermarkets due to the system ignoring benefits of caloric dense products such as olive oil.

(Analysis) Finland Finds its Footing in NATO

Finland has long pursued neutrality as the order of the day. This has been done especially considering its neighbor Russia. Now that it is a new NATO member, it faces a large number of challenges.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Greece Makes History While Leaving Italy Behind

Greece makes history as the first Orthodox Christian nation to pass legislation allowing same-sex marriage. Italy remains the sole nation in western Europe not allowing same-sex marriages.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Hungary Faces EU Backlash Over Sovereignty Law

The European Commission is concerned once again about legislation in Hungary. This time, it regards a new sovereignty law.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Spanish PM Sanchez Faces Surprising Political Setback 

Spanish Prime Minister was unsuccessful in passing an amnesty bill which is important in order to maintain the coalition government. It will be nearly impossible to create a version of the bill that will receive enough votes to be passed.