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Thursday, 7 September 2017

EU vetoes on Balkan integration - Opinion Piece

Edmund Ekrem Krasniqi - "Time to end EU vetoes on Balkan integration", Opinion Piece, EU Observer - Edmund Ekrem Krasniqi is a Kosovar journalist:

"The key to unlocking EU integration in the Western Balkans lies in the EU treaty - abolition of the unanimity rule on enlargement...In the current treaty, all major steps in the enlargement process are subject to 28 potential vetoes. That means that none of the six Balkan EU hopefuls will become members on the visible horizon, not due to lack of reform, but due to political deadlocks".

See also:

Russia's Bosnia Gambit, Intrigue in the Balkans, Jasmin Mujanovic, Foreign Affairs

A new Cold War? The Baltics; Deutsche Welle - "NATO is conducting military drills to prepare for a potential Russian invasion of the Baltics. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told DW the military alliance was increasing its presence in response to a growing threat from Russia".

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