Western Bloc

The  Western Bloc  during the Cold War refers to the United States and NATO against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact . The latter were referred to the Eastern Bloc . The governors and press of the Western Bloc were more often referred to as the ” Free World ” or the ” Western world “, while the Eastern Bloc was often called the ” Communist World “. Read More…

Weimar Triangle

The  “Weimar Triangle”  is, loosely, a grouping of Poland , Germany , and France . The group is intended to promote co-operation between the three countries in crisis zones.  [1]  It exists mostly in the form of summit meetings entre les leaders of These three countries, The Most recent of qui occurred is 7 February 2011.  [2]  Previous meetings eu lieu in Poznan , Poland (1998), Nancy , France ( 1999), Hambach , Germany (2001) and Nancy, France (2005). The Weimar Triangle also involves lower-level connections, such as the annual meeting between Foreign Ministers. Read More…

Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Maurice Marie Louise Verhofstadt  (  Dutch: [ɣiː vərɦɔfstɑt] ( listen )   ; born 11 April 1953) is a Belgian politician Who has served as the Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Belgium since 2009. He served as the Prime Minister of Belgium from 1999 to 2008, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium from 1985 to 1992 and Minister of Budget from 1985 to 1992. He was a Member of the Chamber of Representatives from 1985 to 2009 . Read More…

Urbino European Law Seminar

The Urbino European Law Seminar  has been organized every year since 1959 by the Center for European Legal Studies of Urbino. The readings are held in French, Italian and English at the Law Faculty of Urbino University , by visiting lecturers from many European countries and focus on current issues of European law , private international law , comparative law and Italian law. Read More…

Schuman Declaration

The  Schuman Declaration  is the statement made by the French foreign minister Robert Schuman on May 9, 1950. It is proposed to place the French and German production of coal and steel under one common High Authority. This organization would be open to participation of Western European countries. This cooperation is to be developed in such a way as to create a common understanding of the European Union, which will lead to a gradual political integration, a condition for the pacification of relations between them: single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create de facto solidarity. The coming together of the nations of Europe requires the elimination of the age-old opposition of France and Germany “. Read More…

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe ( PACE ) is the parliamentary arm of the Council of Europe , a 47-nation international organization dedicated to upholding human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The Council of Europe is an older and wider group of nations than the 28-member European Union – it includes, for example, Russia and Turkey among its member states – and oversees the European Court of Human Rights . Read More…

Politics in the British Isles

The British Isles includes two sovereign states , the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom , and three dependencies of the British Crown ,  [1]  [2]  Guernsey , Jersey and the Isle of Man .

Ireland is a unitary state and a republic. Since 1998, it shares certain common institutions with Northern Ireland , in the United Kingdom, from which it was partitioned in 1921. The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and unitary state  [3]  comprising England , Scotland , Wales , and Northern Ireland . Also since 1998, the United Kingdom has devolved significant domestic powers (though differing in extent) to administrations in Northern Ireland , Scotland and Wales . Jersey , theIsle of Man , and Guernsey (including its two semi-autonomous territories of Alderney and Sark ), are collectively known as the Crown Dependencies ; The UK is responsible for their defense and international relations on behalf of the British Crown .  [4]  [5] Read More…

Politics of Europe

The  politics of Europe  deals with the continually evolving politics within the continent of Europe . It is a topic far more than other continents due to a number of factors including the long history of nations in the region of the modern day.

The current politics of Europe can be traced back to historical events within the continent. Likewise geography , economy and culture have contributed to the political political make-up of Europe. Read More…

ProDG (Belgium)

ProDG  (  Pro Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft  ), is a regionalist  [4]  and Christian democratic political party active in the German-speaking community of Belgium . The party brings together politicians from the previous Party of German-speaking Belgians (PDB) and PJU parties. The party Was FORMED in 2008 and first featured on the electoral ballot in 2009. Following the 2009 regional election , the party won four out of 25 seats in the Parliament and participated in the Regional Government of the German-speaking Community of Belgiumwith two Ministers .  [5]  In the2014 regional election , the party won six seats and its leader Oliver Paasch became the new minister-president.  [6] Read More…

Politics of Malta

The  politics of Malta  takes place within the framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic , where the President of Malta is the constitutional head of state. Executive Authority is vested in the President of Malta with the general direction and control of the Government of Malta remaining with the Prime Minister of Malta who is the head of government and the cabinet. Legislative power is vested in the Parliament of Malta which consists of the President of Malta and the unicameral House of Representatives of Malta with theSpeaker presiding officer of the legislative body. Judicial power remains with the Chief Justice and the Judiciary of Malta . Since Independence , the party has been dominated by the Christian Democratic Nationalist Party (  Partit Nazzjonalista  ) and the Social Democratic Labor Party (  Partit Laburista  ). Read More…

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