Looking behind France’s Shameful Veto on Albania, North Macedonia’s EU Accession Talks (written for The European Views*)

The EU integration prospects of the Western Balkans have been thrown in disarray by French President Emmanuel Macron, hopefully not as part of some sort of a nasty backstage deal among world powers. Map: EPP
(*This opinion / analytical article was written by Ivan Dikov for The European Views website.)

The rationale for Macron’s decision doesn’t make sense as purely “enlargement fatique”.

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Romania and Its Civil Society: The New Former Communist Success Story

Some 150,000 Romanian protesters are believed to have rallied in Bucharest on February 1, 2017. Photo: Wikipedia

It’s quite simple: Romania has got a civil society, and it works!

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