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  Another Type of Asylum Seekers

Ilkhom Khalimzoda, Freelance researcher, Integration.lv
2017 12 01

Europe is facing mass movement of asylum seekers from various countries. This has been referred to as ‘refugee crises’ and commonly explained as a consequence of wars around the Globe.  Majority of asylum seekers in Europe are indeed running from war, terrorism, poverty, governmental oppression or in individual cases, from persecution, compulsory military service, social exclusion, and discrimination. Latvia has seen asylum seekers from many corners of the world including Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran, Ukraine, Russian Federation, and Syria as well as many other countries. This short essay aims to put light on asylum seekers from an EU candidate country which is also a member of the Council of Europe.  
  What Is ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant)? (1)

Ismail Mollagil
2017 11 30

The problem of ISIL, like other problems of the Middle East, resembles the Matryoshka doll. When you open one of them, there is another one inside. The opinions of specialists on this issue differ significantly. In this article, we will try to present different opinions on ISIL.
  Approaches of “Partnership for Open Society” Initiative Regarding COMPREHENSIVE AND EXTENDED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

2017 10 23

To Be Signed between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia

Highlighting the importance of establishment and strengthening of public trust towards the activity of the state, as well as the European Union, “Partnership for Open Society” Initiative (hereinafter Partnership) welcomes the publication of the text of the Agreement.

  Political Islam or Islamists

Ismail Mollagil
2017 09 30

In order to understand this topic better, let us first clarify such terms as Islam, Muslim and Islamist. Islam is a religion that promises people happiness in this world and in the afterlife. As a belief system, it accepts Allah as One and Only God and Muhammad as a prophet and servant of Allah. In addition, Islam also accepts Jesus as a prophet, as well as Moses and other biblical prophets. Islam describes itself as the last religion of the entire religious chain / history. From the point of view of people’s behaviour / moral values, it orders / recommends such values as love, respect, honesty and industriousness. It orders to help relatives and all people in general, forbids killing, stealing, telling lies, all kinds of vicious practices, etc... 
  Statement օn urging Russian Federation to stop supply of Arms to Karabakh Conflict Zone

2017 09 14

We have repeatedly underscored the inadmissibility of arms race in the Karabakh conflict zone, which contradicts the OSCE principles of peaceful resolution of conflicts.
  Russia "trying to oust Angela Merkel by inciting unrest against refugees in Germany"

2017 03 20

German chancellor has been a leading advocate of economic sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s regime

Russia is trying to oust German chancellor Angela Merkel through a propaganda network aimed at provoking anger over the refugee crisis, according to Nato’s most senior expert on strategic communications.
  The Ukrainian Government’s Memory Institute against the West

By Andreas Umland
2017 03 07

How a Kyiv state organ is undermining Ukraine’s European integration

Historical remembrance and national reconciliation are touchy issues – especially when they concern large wars, mass murder and suffering of millions in the recent rather than far-away past. Ukraine’s memory of the nation’s Soviet history is primarily concerned with the enormous number of victims of Bolshevik and Nazi rule over, and wars in, Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians – along with millions of other victims – living in the “bloodlands” (Timothy Snyder) were killed and terrorized by Europe’s two most murderous totalitarian regimes. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians collaborated to one degree or another with both of the killing machines – a considerable challenge for Ukrainian memory policies.


Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (1)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia

2016 12 19


The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.


The US House of Representatives approved actions against the influence of Russia

2016 12 08

The US House of Representatives approved a bill on establishing an inter-departmental body, the purpose of which would be to resist Russian attempts of "influencing the people and the governments" of other countries, - reported the Associated Press.

Alexander Parkhomenko. The pro-Russian (not already) President of Moldova, who was seated by the Russian Federation, stated about the way towards the EU

2016 12 02

"I back up": networks got surprised with the unexpected statement of the pro-Russian President Dodon about the EU.

The newly elected president of Moldova Igor Dodon, known for his pro-Russian views, stated that his country is not going to refuse from the cooperation with the European Union.


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