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About Heather Grabbe

Heather Grabbe is director of the Open Society European Policy Institute in Brussels and director of EU affairs. She was senior advisor to Olli Rehn when he was Commissioner for enlargement. She previously wrote on EU-Turkey relations while deputy director of the Centre for European Reform.

Articles by Heather Grabbe

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“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The long reach of Orbán’s referendum experiment

Orbán’s anti-Brussels rhetoric never contains any hint of Huxit; he would have too much to lose. But it affects the community of law that underpins the EU.

The deep roots of Macedonia's current turmoil – and the way forward

The country must avoid just replacing the driver in the seat of a captured state machinery - by increasing inclusion and pluralism in governance. This will be impossible without EU and NATO assistance.

Turkey's twitter generation is its European future


The protests might even help to revive Turkey's moribund accession process to the EU.

Europeans’ love-hate relationship with interdependence

Europeans both love and hate globalisation. They benefit from mobility across cosmopolitan Europe and there can be no return to the sovereign nation-state. But they want to limit their liabilities both to other EU countries and the global economy.

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