Wider Europe Forum

Kaliningrad: Russia’s stagnant enclave

On 1 April, Kaliningrad’s special economic zone privileges expire, meaning that it will lose its right to duty-free trade and will have to stand on its own two feet

In search of Russia’s elusive repression strategy

Repressions and human rights abuses in Russia, happen for other, myriad reasons besides Kremlin policy and those reasons will still need to be addressed, no matter who sits in Moscow. 

South-eastern Europe’s descent into chaos

Unless both Brussels and Washington renew their political and economic commitment to the region, they may soon find that amid their struggle to resolve the bloodletting in Syria they have lost sight of the growing crisis in south-eastern Europe

Moldova’s divided opposition

The latest clash of Russian and Western geopolitical vectors has given birth to a direct confrontation between the new government of Moldova and its diverse opposition