Bulgaria’s Veto on North Macedonia’s EU Talks: Legacy of Ethnic Cleansing of the 1990s Former Yugoslavia Type

The Prime Ministers of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev (L), and Bulgaria, Boyko Borisov (R), are seen here in Sofia on November 10, 2020, in a last-ditch effort to avoid the veto. Photo: Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers; Above: The two mass murderers who cleansed North Macedonia of ethnic Bulgarians in the 1940s, Tito and Stalin, are seen atop of the Lenin Mausoleum, reviewing the May Day parade on Red Square, 1945. Photo: Wikipedia
(*This opinion / analytical article was written by Ivan Dikov for The European Views website.)

In a 1990s Bosnia- and Kosovo-style ethnic cleansing terror, communist Yugoslavia killed and displaced tens of thousands of Bulgarians in today’s North Macedonia in the 1940s. But there was no “international community” to intervene.


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The EU Survived Trump. Now It’s Gotta Survive Biden

The challenges underlying the EU-US relationship won’t be gone simply by Biden’s replacing of Trump. Photo: Video grab from YouTube. Above: Video grab from the EC Press Service
(*This opinion / analytical article was written by Ivan Dikov for The European Views website.)

Not to worry: the Biden years ahead will be no less challenging for the European Union and the Trans-Atlantic relations than the Trump years just past!


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Trump Was Good for the EU. Too Bad the EU Didn’t Take Advantage

US President Donald Trump and then EU chiefs Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker are seen here in Brussels in 2017. Photo: EC Press Service; Above: Photo: Video grab from EC Press Service
(*This opinion / analytical article was written by Ivan Dikov for The European Views website.)

Somehow Donald J. Trump seems to be on his way out of the White House some time by early 2021. The ripple effect from his one-term “reality show” presidency is going to be hovering around US and world affairs for quite some time. And European and EU affairs, for that matter.


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Top 10 Geopolitical Issues of Romania: Corruption, Emigration, Russia, Hungarians, Moldova, Et Al.

A map of Romania and its region derived from Google Maps.

Following is a view on Romania’s 10 most important and most pressing geopolitical and national security issues and challenges, ranked in descending level of importance. Continue reading “Top 10 Geopolitical Issues of Romania: Corruption, Emigration, Russia, Hungarians, Moldova, Et Al.”