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The rise of the right in Austria could be a political tipping point

On October 2nd, a presidential election in Austria could mark the tipping point of changing political tides and usher in a cycle of right-wing politics.

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Can Gjergj Bojaxhi change Albanian politics?

On his Facebook page on the 15th of January 2016, former senior member of the centre right Democratic Party Gjergj Bojaxhi, called for a revolution against politics as usual in

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Belarus Walks a Tightrope

Five years after the United States and the European Union imposed sanctions on Belarus for violently suppressing political opposition in the 2010 presidential elections, the sanctions have been lifted after

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Kosovo hampers Serbia’s progress towards the EU

After years in the political wilderness Serbia has started to make incremental progress towards becoming a full member of the EU. The events in Kosovo this month, sparking angry exchanges

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Thessaloniki offers glimmer of hope for Greek reform

Over the last six years of turmoil in Greece a discourse has concentrated on the essentially corrupt nature of the Greek state and the near impossibility of reform. Since 2010, Thessaloniki

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Can Syriza pull off a victory in Greece’s snap elections?

After negotiating their latest bailout deal with European creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his ruling Syriza party face major reelection challenges.  By the end of July, Syriza had retained a comfortable