What’s up Hungary? Diplomatic tensions with Ukraine continues and Erdogan visits Budapest

– “Sport is the shared language of Central Europe”: on September 27th, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán inaugurated the TSC Football Academy in Topolya/Bačka Topola in Serbia, which was launched with a 9.5 million-Euros donation from the Hungarian Football Federation. … Continue reading What’s up Hungary? Diplomatic tensions with Ukraine continues and Erdogan visits Budapest

What’s up Russia? United Russia’s support is dwindling and a school shooter kills 21 in Crimea

– 5th of October – After the expulsion of two Russian spies from the Netherlands in September, analysts are warning that the Kremlin and Putin will not relax their spying techniques. The spies were arrested and extradited to Russia after … Continue reading What’s up Russia? United Russia’s support is dwindling and a school shooter kills 21 in Crimea

What’s up Bulgaria? Borissov visits Ukraine and a Bulgarian journalist is found murdered

After a long hot summer in the Balkans, it was about time for politics in Sofia to get heated in September. Expectedly, government, parliament and the presidency all engaged in polemics; however, this was mostly of personal nature rather than … Continue reading What’s up Bulgaria? Borissov visits Ukraine and a Bulgarian journalist is found murdered

Europe speaks: This is what European media has to say about the brutal murder of Viktoria Marinova

Viktoria Marinova, a journalist who worked for a local Bulgarian TV-station, was found dead on Saturday, 6 October 2018, in her hometown of Ruse. She was raped and murdered. Most of her possessions, including her glasses, her mobile phone and her wallet, were gone. Motivation of the ruthless act is still unclear, although many suggest it was related to her work. What is Europe writing? Here’s a bird’s eye view to get you updated with the European media landscape. Marinova’s investigation in EU-funds corruption American news outlet CNN reported that Marinova was investigating “corruption involving European Union funds for the … Continue reading Europe speaks: This is what European media has to say about the brutal murder of Viktoria Marinova

What’s up Hungary? State Turanism and EU backlash against the Hungarian government

– Since the start of the new school year and following a recent amendment to kindergarten curricula over the summer, Hungarian kindergarten teachers are required to teach their pupils “national identity, Christian cultural values, patriotism, attachment to homeland and family.” … Continue reading What’s up Hungary? State Turanism and EU backlash against the Hungarian government