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On 22 December, Serbia officially submitted its candidacy for membership of European Union. A long and arduous process of indefinite duration and whose conclusion will be settled on later, although prospects for this country are not very good, not being foreseen an early resolution. Some analysts believe that membership will not take place before 2018.… » read more

The hard path to the approval of Lisbon Treaty highlights the unresolved problems of minorities in Eastern and Central Europe. The hasty accession to EU of new countries since 2004, has left minorities issues far behind. Problems turn up every time European Union intends to take a step forward. The new wording of the Treaty… » read more

When it comes to a new enlargement round in eastern Europe, the EU can’t go forward and can’t go back writes Krzysztof Bobinski. (SPRING 2008) In Ukraine, the EU’s failure to encourage the government in its European aspirations risks creating a growing disillusionment with the West. That would strengthen Russia’s position in Ukraine, where Moscow… » read more

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