THE WARSAW INSTITUTE REVIEW / ISSUES / no. 2/2020
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The Third Crisis of the European Union

The Third Crisis of the European Union

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its spread to Europe is the third crisis since 2008, after the Eurozone debt crisis and the migration crisis, which has had a significant impact on the economic, social, and political situation in the European Union, and has posed a challenge to its stability.

A Hamiltonian Moment for the European Union

A Hamiltonian Moment for the European Union

July 2020 failed to offer a breakthrough towards an EU-wide federation. Instead, France and Germany consolidated their grip on power within the bloc. A set of optimum conditions significantly stirred up both resentments and wariness between EU nations in a move that might aggravate anti-EU moods and foster disintegration trends.

A Teenage Country

A Teenage Country

Twelve years ago, Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence. The declaration was read in the Parliament by Hashim Thaçi, then Prime Minister, and the Republic’s current President. Since the events of 2008, much has changed in Kosovo – not only regarding its head of state but also its citizens.

The Augustów Roundup: Genocide in the shadow of Potsdam

The Augustów Roundup: Genocide in the shadow of Potsdam

While Europe had already enjoyed peace for a hundred days after the capitulation of Germany, out in the north-eastern corner of Poland, Soviet soldiers and communist security forces were perpetrating what was to remain Europe’s greatest post-war crime right up to Srebrenica in 1995.

Georgia in the face of challenges

Georgia in the face of challenges

So far, Georgians are effectively stopping the development of the COVID-19 epidemic, but this does not mean that the situation in the country is under control. The economic impact of the pandemic may prove particularly dangerous for Georgia over time.

How do you protect yourself from a knockout?

How do you protect yourself from a knockout?

The European Union resembles a severely beaten boxer standing up to the next round with a dangerous opponent. At the beginning of 2020, this organization faced two consecutive blows: the immigration crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. The third blow – economic – is yet to come.

Interference of Chinese authorities in Hong Kong

Interference of Chinese authorities in Hong Kong

In the interview with The Warsaw Institute Review, Member and former Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defense (SEDE) Minister Anna Fotyga talks about the expected further interference of Chinese authorities in Hong Kong and her activities in Poland and abroad.

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