Sputnik V Propelled The Slovak Prime Minister Out of Office
With the resignation of Igor Matovič following the secret purchase of Sputnik vaccines, last weekend, it seems unlikely that the coalition will break apart again soon. However, the minor reshuffle and continued presence of the former prime minister in the cabinet may provoke new tensions during the pandemic crisis
Serbia Shows The EU The Way To Vaccinate
By choosing to ignore the geopolitical game-playing surrounding the vaccines and simply buying as many doses as possible of all those available, Belgrade has done an excellent job with its vaccination programme, and Serbia ranks fourth in the world in terms of the number of vaccinations per 100 people. The success is largely due to the Sputnik V (soon to be produced in Serbia as well) and Sinopharm vaccines, which, until recently, the EU had scorned, but which it may eventually find itself hurrying to request...
EU-China: Drop the Masks, Back to Real Diplomacy
Diplomacy in 2020 was mostly about shifting the blame and creating distraction. Effective cooperation on vaccination could contribute to better relations overall. The EU and China started the new year well by announcing a comprehensive Agreement on Investment