The accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen Area is still blocked. When can they succeed?
Only Croatia joined the Schengen Area on 1 January, as Austria and the Netherlands blocked the accession of Bulgaria and Romania. Still, the two countries continue working hard to become members of the
On Tuesday, 30 May, a demonstration took place in Prague. The demonstrators were protesting against the deployment of a US military base in Czechia, which is a symbolic issue for more than one reason.
A tense demonstration took place in Prague on 30 May when hundreds of people gathered in
Probably we missed the momentum—told Aleksandar Nacev, an expert from North Macedonia to Hype&Hyper, about the EU integration of the Western Balkans. Interview about the enlargement fatigue, the Bulgarian blackmailing, and the NATO enlargement.
The European integration process of the Western Balkans got very slow in the past
The former Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs told Hype&Hyper that a successful Ukraine is a threat to Putin’s ideology, Hungary should be more empathetic, a new format of Central European cooperation is needed, and an existing Russian society would be beneficial, but there is only a mass of
We live in a post-democracy where major decisions are not made at home but somewhere else—says Václav Klaus, former president of the Czech Republic, who also appoints that Russia was provoked to start the invasion of Ukraine. Our interview on Hype&Hyper.
Mr. Klaus, you served as Prime Minister
Serbia's position is questionable not only in the Balkans but also in European integration. Our interview with Igor Bandović, the Director of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy.
The European integration of the Balkans is in its umpteenth stage–where do you see the process heading? How patient are Balkan
Although Europe has survived this winter, high energy prices, energy dependence on Russia, energy independence, and diversification of energy sources have all become the buzzwords of 2022. These problems affect everyone, and they need to be addressed somehow. What is the current state of the energy crisis, and what are
1 January 2023 has not been just another New Year’s Day for Croatia: the Western Balkan country joined the Schengen Area, and the Croatian kuna has been replaced by the euro. But what do the forward-looking developments mean in practice?
The Schengen Area membership means significant freedom to the
280 million people are at risk of starvation in Africa. There have been six military coups in West Africa in the last two years. Three experts discussed the international political situation.
Viktor Marsai, Head of Research at the Migration Research Institute in Budapest, focused on Africa’s grain crisis as
The Hungarian government implemented a significant tax increase in the summer of 2022, labeled as an „extra profit tax.” Budapest’s decision caused an outcry at that time, with several market players, including Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, openly criticizing the government’s decision. But since then, similar unexpected taxes have
Interview with Nikoloz Khatiashvili on the Georgian foreign policy, Eastern Partnership and future of the country.
Within the Eastern Partnership, Georgia has started to orient itself towards the West. What opportunities did the Eastern Partnership offer, what opportunities did Georgia successfully exploit?
Eastern Partnership is one of the most important
As Europe kicks the Russian Bear out, a less aggressive panda appears in the background. Europe-China relations have existed before, but now it seems Beijing wants what Moscow had to leave here.
Marriage in silk
Europe and China did not find each other because of the decline of Russian commercial
The rough patch in Israel-EU relations might finally end due to the Russo-Ukrainian war and the strengthening relationship between Central and Eastern Europe and Israel.
The 2010s were a decade of growing political estrangement between Europe and Israel. The European Union and Israel signed an Association Agreement in 1995, and
Follow the Baltics’ largest security conference live on Hype&Hyper!
Hype&Hyper is an exclusive partner of The Rīga Conference 2022, the largest security conference in the Baltics. Follow the event live on our platform in English to find out what the future holds for us in the shadow of
Two countries can commercially attract each other just like two celestial bodies do because of the law of gravity. The larger the economies and the closer the geographical proximity, the more likely they will become trading partners. Thus, it is no surprise that Russia has been one of the most
More than thirty years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which left an enormous economic and political void in Central and Eastern Europe. In this series of articles, we explore the responses of the countries of the region to the new circumstances: how they could adapt to
The biggest ever EU enlargement had entered adulthood. Ten countries joined the EU in 2004, almost doubling the number of Member States. Love it or loathe it, the European Union is undoubtedly a major global political and economic player. And a discussion is inevitable on it.
On 1 May 2004,
Winning an international innovation tender for the first time in its history, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design is set to play an international role in an important area of research and development.
The university will help advance the transition to a biomass-based economy through the European Union’s Horizon
We talked to Matthias Berninger, Vice President of Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability at Bayer, about the lack of innovation in Europe, sustainability and digitalisation, the future of agriculture and the rule of the masses. All the burning issues for our future, through the glasses of a company that spends
Both clean energy technologies—including renewables—and digitalization are gaining ground side by side, and as a result, the jobs we have known so far are gradually changing. What effect does this have on the economy, and what can we do to get more women employed by the energy industry?
How can an urbanist facilitate economic recovery, or how could a globally renowned visual artist contribute to more sustainable thinking? And what are they doing sitting at the same table? Architect and urbanist Eszter Dávida, one of the members of the roundtable and a board member of the Contemporary Architecture
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