Zoekresultaten voor 'russia'

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  1. Interview with Leyla and Arif Yunus: Azeri dissidents and human rights activists - Dossier

    Leyla and Arif Yunus:  “Leaving the front line of your life-long fight as a refugee in your sixties is devastating” On 14 November, Foundation Max van der Stoel had the honour to meet Azeri dissidents and human rights activists Leyla and Arif Yunus. It has been one year since Arif was released from prison in...

  2. Ruling Serbian Progressive Party wins parliamentary elections - Dossier

    On 24 April early parliamentary elections took place in Serbia, where Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić’s Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won 48,28 percent of the votes. According to Vučić his government has been held back by opposition and the elections were needed to solve the social conflict that is blocking...

  3. Gagauzia votes for Russian-led Customs Union - Dossier

    Yesterday 4 January, former Georgian ambassador to the EU, Salome Samadashvili, urged the EU to keep a watchful eye on Moldova’s Gagauzia region and Russian interference there . In a referendum in Gagauzia on 2 February, a majority of 98.4 percent opted for integration with the Russian-led Customs Union. In a...

  4. Russian winter starts in Moldova - Dossier

    On 13 November the run-off Presidential elections took place in Moldova. An openly pro-Russian socialist candidate Igor Dodon assumed presidency with 99.9% of votes counted. Dodon (Socialist Party and former economy minister in a communist 2006-2009 government) acquired 52.29% of votes against the pro-European...

  5. Zimbabwe after Mugabe: new president Mnangagwa does not bring promised change - Dossier

    In the past few weeks multiple protests have sparked in the South African country Zimbabwe, bringing a lot of violence and resulting in arrests. The direct cause for these protest was the rise of fuel prices by 150 percent. This meant that petrol now costs 3,31 US dollars per litre, the highest fuel price in the...

  6. Armenian Prime Minister resigns, reasons yet unclear - Dossier

    On 3 April the Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian announced that he will resign . Why he took this unexpected decision is not yet clear. Sarkisian was six years in office. The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) said that Sarkisian announced his resignation at a meeting of its governing body chaired by...

  7. The time of social democracy in Ukraine will come in three years - Dossier

    Social democracy in Ukraine is often surrounded by misconception. Ukrainians tend to confuse social democracy with socialism, bolshevism, communism, fascism or Nazism. Not many pay due attention to the main ideas of social democracy, such as workers’ well-being, equal opportunities, lessening the gap between rich...

  8. UN Syria envoy Brahimi steps down - Dossier

    On Tuesday 13 May the Secretary-General of the United Nation, Ban Ki-moon, announced that the  Special Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, will step down by the end of May. Brahimi expressed his regret for his inability to forge an international response to the violence in Syria. The 80-year-old Brahimi threatened to...

  9. Tens of thousands protest in Moldavian capital Chisinau - Dossier

    Sunday an estimated 60.000 protesters gathered on the central square in the Moldovan capital Chisinau to call for the resignation of president Nicolae Timofti and for new elections to be held, after a major bank fraud further derogated Moldova’s already struggling economy last year. One billion dollar, equivalent to...

  10. Youth Summer Academy Eastern Europe takes place in Lviv, Ukraine - Dossier

    On 19-23 August the sixth annual Summer Academy organised by the British Labour Party, Foundation Max van der Stoel, European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity and partners in Ukraine from the New Social Democratic Platform was held Lviv, Ukraine. The Summer Academy is organised for young social democrats from...