The young and fragile democracy in the Maldives is under pressure as it heads towards the September 2013 elections. Tensions with India, the growing role of China and Islamist tendencies are affecting this tiny island state in the Indian Ocean. The Congress government in India has been reduced to a minority on account of its key ally Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) withdrawing support. Early general elections cannot be ruled out. Regionalism affects India’s foreign policy. Its relations with Sri Lanka are shaky and relations with Pakistan are at a low ebb. Hollande and Cameron tried to court the Indian government and entrepreneurs with dramatically different approaches in the same month. A diplomatic row between India and Italy over two Italian marines, who are accused of murdering Indian fishermen in Kerala, almost endangered bilateral relations. The recent BRICS-Summit in Durban is analyzed from an Indian perspective.
'Persevering is not impossible' Article by Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Director for Research and Training, on the future of social democracy in Europe
Γιατί χρειαζόμαστε την Ευρωπαϊκή Πολιτική Κοινότητα;
by News 24/7 05/12/2023
'Why do we need the European Political Community?' Hedwig Giusto, Senior Research Fellow and Editor-in-Chief of the Progressive Post, writes in News 24/7 about the importance of the European Political Community and the difficulties the project might encounter in the future.
Total honesty and far-right lies
by IPS Journal 04/12/2023
Dive into the insightful analysis published in IPS Journal by Tom Theuns, Assist. Prof at Leiden University, and László Andor, FEPS Secretary General, examining the Dutch election results and the conclusions that need to be drawn for a successful EU Integration
Ukrainas och Europas framtid diskuterades i Helsingfors
by Demokraatti 01/12/2023
'Future of Ukraine and Europe discussed in Helsinki' Demokraatti article about FEPS and Kalevi Sorsa Foundation event 'From Russia’s aggression to progressive recovery of Ukraine' held in Helsinki.
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