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EU Association Agreement Opens New Discussion on Membership Prospect for Ukraine

(2) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 9:56 AM

The last week has seen a hardening of the positions of Russia, the EU and the U.S.: While Russia has continued with the annexation of Crimea, the EU and the U.S. have instituted visa bans on and frozen the assets of several Russian and Crimean individuals. Arguably, the EU's response...

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Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius: Russia Puts a Spoke in the EU's Wheel

(42) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 1:42 PM

A few weeks ago, EU officials envisioned that the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius would turn out differently. By signing an Association Agreement with Ukraine and initialing similar agreements with Armenia, Georgia and Moldova, the EU was expecting to demonstrate the first tangible results of its policy toward its eastern...

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Start of EU Membership Negotiations With Serbia Could Further Stabilize the Western Balkans

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 11:38 AM

This week's release of the annual EU progress reports on the Western Balkans and Turkey brings the EU's accession policies back into the international spotlight. To the surprise of many observers, the prospect of starting membership negotiations with the EU has led to positive political developments and more stability in...

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Regime Change, EU Style

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 9:44 AM

We are in the midst of several deeply challenging years for the European Union. The eurozone crisis in particular raises profound political, economic and institutional issues and forces into the open basic questions about European solidarity and shared responsibility. In contrast to the gloom that sometimes settles around these challenges,...

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