Category Archives: Enlargement

Nov 11 2014

Time for the 89ers to Defend Europe

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By Henry Radice On the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the familiar rituals of remembrance feel particularly poignant in a year marking the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, yet itself scarred by a grim … Continue reading

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Feb 28 2014

Balancing Ukraine

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By Kevork Oskanian A mere three months ago, Vladimir Putin probably thought he had scored one of his presidency’s greatest coups, when he coerced or persuaded – depending on your perspective – Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych into abandoning the long-expected initialling of … Continue reading

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Sep 26 2013

Further distance between EU and Turkey might jeopardise PKK-Turkish government talks

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By Zeynep Kaya The short-term fate of EU-Turkey accession talks will be determined with the publication of the European Commission’s Progress Report on Turkey on the 23 October 2013. The Turkish government’s latest democratisation package will be central to the … Continue reading

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Sep 24 2013

Taming the Bear? Germany and Europe’s Fragile Eastern Frontier

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By Kevork Oskanian Over the past few years, the EU’s monetary woes have placed Germany’s central role within the European project in the limelight.  Its sheer economic weight made its agreement to the various bail-outs and rescues mandatory; the Merkel government’s … Continue reading

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Jun 26 2013

‘Two Croatias’ at the finish line, not one of them a winner

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By Vanja Figenwald and Kristina Kardum It’s no surprise to many that an economic crisis almost always bears the same unwanted children and Croatia, soon to be the 28th member of the European Union, is no exception. Xenophobia, prejudice, scape-goat … Continue reading

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Jun 20 2013

EU Conditionality or Crisis-Induced Compromises: Why Serbia agreed to be Cooperative in Kosovo Negotiations

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By Ivana Popovic Is EU conditionality most effective at times of heightened “demand” by a would-be member state? Yes, many would say. The argument goes that prospective member states are more vulnerable to give in to Brussels’ pressure in the … Continue reading

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May 31 2013

Managing the Crisis through Secrecy?

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By Outi Keranen Transparency and access to information in crisis-ridden Europe have become sparse currency. While Brussels aims to tackle tax evasion through openness and more effective exchange of information, the uninvestigated claims of money laundering in Cyprus and the … Continue reading

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