Dutch Foreign Ministers on the future of Europe

The future of the European Union is a fashionable debate among politicians and academics with the European Parliament elections in sight, set for May 2014. However, there is a huge information gap amongst the general public – they do not know when the next EP elections are. On 11 December, 2013, the Hague Institute for…

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The success factors of Dutch-Turkish entrepreneurs

In recent years entrepreneurship and economic development have become particularly prominent policy areas for the Dutch government in need of improvement. As for entrepreneurship, a recent report by Gürkan Çelik in the Journal of Social Intervention speaks specifically of entrepreneurship amongst Turkish migrants in the Netherlands. According to the article, the increased level of education…

President Viktor Yanukovich (Ukraine) and President Vladimir Putin (Russia)

Ukraine, Russia and the EU in the context of energy security

This article was first published in the Journal of Turkish Weekly, on December 10, 2013. JTW Interview, USAK Expert Hasan S. Özertem The demonstrations on Kiev’s main squareMaidan have been sparked by President Viktor Yanukovich declaring on November 21 that the Ukraine will suspend the negotiation of an association agreement with the European Union, under economic…