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European Integration

The Race From the Bottom

John Feffer | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
John Feffer

It's almost never an advantage to be at the bottom. But when it comes to the list of poorest countries in Europe, there appears to be a slight advantage.

Beyond the Eurocrisis: Is More Democratic Governance the Solution for Europe?

Luka Orešković | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Luka Orešković

If invested with popular legitimacy, Europe's success will depend on balancing it with long-term focused meritocratic governance and avoiding capture by short-term and particular special interests. A middle Way between West and East is indeed necessary.

A Fading Vision of "Europe"?

Charles Heck | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Charles Heck

All this has raised enormously the political stakes involved in sustaining the eurozone and European economic advancement. How can the needed sustained political heavy-lifting be accomplished if members no longer share a vision of political union in the long term?

Serbia's Path to Europe

John Feffer | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
John Feffer

For many in Serbia, the real question about EU integration is not the relationship with Pristina but what kind of state Serbia wants to be. Back in October, I talked with Srdjan Majstorovic, the deputy director of the EU Integration Office, about this issue.

The Oracle of Belgrade

John Feffer | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
John Feffer

When I sat down with Sonja Licht in Belgrade in 1990, it was like visiting the Oracle at Delphi. And her predictions of the future were not bright at all.

Reconnecting the Balkans

John Feffer | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
John Feffer

In this interview, Vojko Volk talked about the challenges that Slovenia currently faces, particularly in the economic realm. On this issue in particular, he has had some second thoughts over the years.

Why Is the European Union Haunted by Its Rejection of Turkey?

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Zaman Stanizai

What lies at the heart of Greece's insolvency, Europe's economic woes and, by extension, the global economic crisis is the scuttling of the admission process into the European Union.