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Electoral rights, a thorn in EU accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina

The recommendation by the European Commission to open EU accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on March 12th marks a significant milestone in the country’s journey towards European integration. This recommendation comes at a crucial moment, showcasing BiH’s commitment to enacting vital reforms and aligning with the European acquis. Undoubtedly, BiH has taken significant […]

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Dying isn’t scary, not living is: Happy Independence Day Greece!

Ευαγγελισμός (Evangelismos) is the word we use in Greek for the Annunciation of Virgin Mary (observed religiously on March 25th), meaning literally “the announcement of good news”. March 25th is also commemorated as the commencement of the Revolution against the Ottoman Empire which culminated in the establishment of an independent state, even though the Revolution

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Somewhere, over the rainbow? How Greece became the first Orthodox country to legalize same-sex marriage

“What do you mean you don’t allow gay marriage? And you are supposed to be a European country?” This is what a classmate of mine spontaneously exclaimed in a family law class when it was mentioned that Greece had not yet opened the institution of marriage to same-sex couples. Such legal moves took place in

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