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Rethinking Europe's enlargement policy
The reunification of Europe that started on May 1st 2004 will be complete on January 1st 2007 when Bulgaria and Romania join. For the European Union it was a moral duty finally to wipe away the effects of Yalta. It is also in its economic and political interest. Now we must focus on Europe's...
A wave of fatigue
One of the European Union's most spectacular successes has been its expansion, wrongly called its enlargement. Reunifying the continent peacefully without causing any major imbalance, either political or economic, was a wager. From China to Latin America, from the US to Africa observers have...
The people's right to self-determination
On May 21 Montenegro voted for independence that was lost 88 years ago after the First World War. The Balkan Wars and the exaggerated reserve of the Western powers with regard to Kosovo postponed a conclusion which was however unavoidable. It was not necessary to be an expert in order to understand...
Why celebrate Europe?
In order to surmount the challenges facing post war Europe the Foreign Minister of the Republic of France suggested on 9th May 1950 breaking away in an almost revolutionary fashion from the firmly established rules of nationalism which had in the past resulted in so many wars. Robert Schuman...