Cross-border crime and corruption in Europe: what next after the Stockholm Programme?

20 January 2014 Building on the Stockholm Programme will require an honest look at the added value of the EU in combating cross-border crime and corruption. As some aspects of the Stockholm Programme have been implemented, it is clear that what is not needed is further legislation. Rather, it behoves EU and national authorities to concentrate on the consolidation and implementation of what has already been decided. 
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The situation in Ukraine and the international response to the Crimea crisis

SDA spoke with Ukrainian Amb. Ihor Dolhov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in Belgium, Luxemburg and NATO, about the situation in Ukraine and the international response to the Crimea crisis.

How the EU got it so wrong in Ukraine

Guest contribution by Thanos Dokos. Those who argue that the rapidly unfolding crisis in Ukraine has become Europe’s most serious post-Cold War challenge since the Balkan Wars are probably right.

Ten ways the Ukraine crisis may change the world
Guest contribution by Paul Taylor. As Moscow and the West dig in for a prolonged stand-off over Russia's annexation of Crimea, risking spillover to other former Soviet republics and beyond, here are 10 ways in which the Ukraine crisis could change attitudes and policy around the world.

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Following a botched and bloody attempt to suppress anti-government protests, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, was deposed and fled to Russia.

Russian troops in unmarked uniforms have occupied the Crimea and have surrounded Ukrainian installations across the peninsula. Amid unrest in the east of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said further use of force was a ‘last resort’.

The European Union has imposed sanctions on senior Ukrainian officials deemed responsible for the on-going violence in Kiev. Recent days have been the bloodiest in Ukraine’s post-independence history.