Dražen Šimić

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Those who follow Croatian politics know that the Social Democrats (SDP) have formed a coalition with several smaller parties and called it Restart. The objective is the forthcoming parliamentary election, scheduled for 5 July. This is a prudent and logical move. Practice has so far indicated that the main nationalist party, HDZ, can be beaten… » read more

Posted by Drazen Simic

  Virtually everyone is in agreement about the importance of the next European parliamentary elections, scheduled for May next year. Some even go as far as claiming that they could make or break Europe. Curiously, EU citizens believe in Europe more than ever, while at the same time they welcome new parties, some of which… » read more

Posted by Drazen Simic

It is often claimed, so much so that it has become conventional wisdom, that there is no European political identity because there is no viable European identity. European allegiances and identities are simply too fragmented apparently. If this is the case it follows that there can be no truly European politics because the conditions have… » read more

Posted by Drazen Simic