08 Dec: Ukraine and how a perfect phone call could destroy almost three decades of democratic efforts

Christmas Day 1991. As the collapse of the Soviet Union starts to become inevitable, the administration of George H.W. Bush took the first step to launch a new democratic era in Ukraine. Until that day, the official policy had been to leave Ukraine under Moscow’s umbrella, but this all changed in one swift announcement. The United States was recognizing Ukraine’s independence!


19 Nov: The new face of the European Union institutions

After a long consultation, the European Union decided this is the time of women. It is necessary a bit of time to formalize and then finalize the appointment, however, at the moment, it seems almost certain that next October 31st,  Christine Lagarde (at the European Central Bank), Ursula von der Leyen (at the European Commission), Josep Borrell (as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy), will be the new heads of the European institutions.