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Turkey and the EU
Turkey's EU Path Entering a Dead-end Street
Following the failed coup in Turkey, the European Union keeps advancing into the Hamletian dilemma – should Turkey be part of the Union, or not – and realises more and more that there is far more than one answer to this question. The problems are on several levels and a large porti ...
The Euro Area Eurozone: Stop Putting the Cart Before the Horse!

The Brexit threw the future of the euro area into uncertainty. This becomes evident from reactions after the referendum in Great Britain of June 23rd, which rekindled discussions of the future of the EU and the 19-member currency block in particular. There is no doubt that integration ...

EU-Russia Ukraine Ambassador to Bulgaria: Russia Hates European Values

Ukraine needs a strong and unified European Union, which is capable to counteract Russian aggression and keep guaranteeing international law. To Ukraine the EU remains an attractive project, including regarding fighting corruption, but challenges, faced by the Union and thus by Ukraine, remain c ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit Chronicle of the June European Council

The June EU summit came and went. All has now been reported, read, forgotten. Gazes are fixed on the upcoming NATO summit and a bunch of other important subjects, some of which will have a short Tweet-life, others will make the headlines, third will be subject of analysis and comments by ex ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit Borissov: After a Political Binge, Hangover Is Far Worse

All leaders are aware of EU’s weaknesses, one of which is that the Commission is not political enough at times. This was what Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on the second day of the summit, when all member state leaders got together, excluding British Prime Minister David Cameron, to d ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit EU Is Starting to Deal with Itself ... Again

Mere days after the Brexit and just hours before the official EU summit on June 28 and 29, the EU once again failed to demonstrate unity. As it usually happens in difficult times for the Union, a series of meetings in different formats began. First, in Berlin, met the foreign ministers ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit UK Chose to Exit. EU Now Needs to Solve Juncker's Riddle

The most anticipated unexpected happened – Great Britain voted to leave the EU with the other foot too, which sent everybody in shock and awe – Brits themselves, the EU, and financial markets, who quickly remembered the 2008 financial crisis. And while the dust is still settli ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit Fortress England - the Bulgarian View on Brexit

It is not often you know deep within you an event is historic, representing a sign of radical change, of an earthquake with a large magnitude. Today's European referendum in Great Britain undoubtedly is such an event. If Brits chose to leave the European Union, it would bring considerable chan ...

The debt crisis in the euro area EC Needs To Understand All Members Are Equal to the Pacts

The hearing of Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem in the EP’s economic committee on Tuesday was planned to be smooth and boring. The purpose of the hearing was for the minister to give an account about what has been accomplished by the Dutch rotating presidency during the six- ...

The debt crisis in the euro area Is the End of the Greek Saga Near?

Have we committed to history the emergency meetings of the Eurogroup, or even the European Council, dedicated to solving the next Greek case – will it have enough money to pay wages and pensions, will it remain in the euro area, will it draw another loan, will it pay back the previous ones ...

EU-Russia Now Bulgarians Need to Unite behind the President's Speech

The speech of President Rosen Plevneliev to the European Parliament on June 8 was much needed. We needed a high-ranking politician telling us clearly where he sees Bulgaria placed in today’s complex geopolitical situation. I have been asked many times in Brussels why is there no informatio ...

euinside in Croatia
Russian Money Creeping into Croatia*

Scandals in one of the two leading political parties in Croatia – the Christian Democratic Union (HDZ) – seem to have no end and the road to catharsis will turn out to be way thornier than it was expected just a month ago. The party, considered fundamental to Croatian statesmanship b ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Brussels, Do We Know Each Other?

Can you imagine that the prime minister of a member state from the innermost levels of the EU – Schengen and the euro area – knows nothing of the European Parliament? Moreover, we are talking about a country, which has just taken over the rotating presidency of the Council, meaning d ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit After Brexit EU Goes on More United than Ever

You could be surprised, but news from the EU summit of last week, dominated by the result of the British referendum of June 23rd, are actually quite good. There has not been such good news in the EU since before the start of the euro area crisis. For the first time in decades the Europ ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit Borissov: Brexit Is a Lesson How Dangerous Populists Are

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov sent out sharp criticism towards British populists, stating that Brexit is the result of “populism, untrue facts, outright lies, and misleading people”. Brits have lost just overnight their EU contribution for approximately 20 years, he said fu ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit Not Brussels Bureaucracy, Bulgarian Media Have Failed

Just four days have passed since the news of the Brexit broke, British society has not yet come out of the shock, and Brussels is yet to host meetings of leaders to project the way forward, but in Bulgarian public domain responsibility has already been strictly allocated. The one responsible f ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit Ivan Grdešić: Brexit Is Bad News for Enlargement

I meet Croatia’s Ambassador to Great Britain Dr Ivan Grdešić in London on the day after the Brexit. He is unpleasantly surprised by the result. He just came back from Dubrovnik, where he visited the premiere of “Hamlet”, played by a woman. This is a British-Croatian init ...

To Brexit or Not To Brexit Great Britain Is Imploding

On June 23 Great Britain will make the momentous decision whether to stay in or leave the European Union. The decision is fateful not just to Great Britain itself, but for the entire EU and beyond. Instead of representing a triumph of democracy, however, the referendum is about to turn into a ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Commission Was Completely Ignored by Council on EPPO

The intergovernmental approach is winning in the creation of a regulation on the establishment of an European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), which would investigate crimes against the EU’s financial interests. Work on the project has turned in a Eurosceptic direction fr ...

Western Balkans Should BiH Get Special Treatment on Its Way towards EU?

Will Bosnia and Herzegovina ever be able to fulfil the criteria for EU membership without special treatment or a total overhaul of the Dayton peace agreement? This question surfaced during a discussion on the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the EU, organised by the European Parliament&rsqu ...

EU-Russia President Plevneliev: Crimea Is Europe

Russia, the eurosceptics, and EU integration were the main topics in Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev’s speech to the European Parliament. The largest focus in it was on Russia and its destabilising role to the EU. Not a lesser destructive factor in his opinion is the British referendu ...

 
free talk corner
Adelina Marini
#ECB continues to keep its key interest rates unchanged, said President Mario #Draghi after the monthly Governing Council meeting
21 July 2016 14:32
Adelina Marini #Draghi: It's very difficult to understand how such deep geopolitical events (like in #Turkey) could impact the euro area's economic recovery. It's possible it has an impact on confidence
21 July 2016 15:13
Adelina Marini
#Eurogroup Jeroen #Dijsselbloem: There will always be bankers who would want public money. I'd strongly resist that
11 July 2016 14:16
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup #Brexit Pierre #Moscovici: The triggering of Article 50 is a necessity
11 July 2016 14:55
Adelina Marini
Federica #Mogherini while presenting EU's global strategy: Defense cooperation must become the norm not the exception
6 July 2016 15:26
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