Conflicts on the South China Sea continue deteriorating relations not only between Asian country, but also in the West. The EU countries seem to be guided by their own interests on that matter - said Dr. Malgorzata Bonikowska, the CIR president during the conference "EU-ASEAN. Models of integration", organised by the Faculty of Political Science of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin. The conference, held on 18-20 September, seeked to bring together the academia and practitioners focused on integration processes in the EU and ASEAN. 

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In celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN Committee in Warsaw (ACW) in cooperation with the Centre for International Relations and Lazienki Krolewskie Museum organised a Seminar and expert discussion, which took place on the 13 of September in Palace on the Isle in Lazienki Park.  The founding of ASEAN raised the political, social and cultural dimensions of relations between Southeast Asian nations to a new, much higher level.

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Polish society is very divided and these divisions go even further now. No one says that the ruling party shouldn't propose the changes, but the way the party in power is doing it is very controversial and needs a wide political debate. Unfortunately, the government doesn't want to discuss. This is why people all over the country decided to go to the streets and protest. Polish society is very much for the dialogue - this is how the transformation process started - said dr Małgorzata Bonikowska in an interview for BBC News.

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