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Six countries. Six different paths to EU accession.

Technical, geopolitical, or transformative: what future for the Eastern Partnership?

In most Eastern Partnership countries, elites are prepared to adopt EU templates as long as they do not undermine their interests and affect their survival strategies. The EU needs a change of strategy.

'Practical wisdom' and EU integration

The EU should focus less on economic relations and more on the worsening democratic conditions in the south-eastern candidate countries.

Serbia’s choice: EU membership or eastern promises?

With Serbia increasingly looking towards Moscow instead of Brussels, does the EU need to rethink its strategy towards the country?

Ukraine’s European integration

If the EU is serious about helping Ukraine, both parties should focus on the country’s most glaring problem, and the Maidan’s principal demands – justice and the rule of law.

Moldova's ambiguous European integration

EU:Moldova flag - Yuriy Vlasenko - Shutterstock.jpgThe EU may like to think of Moldova as its ‘star pupil’, but its unconditional support for successive corrupt governments may have lost it the support of the country’s people.


And where do we go from here? Macedonia and the EU

From today's perspective, it seems amazing to think that Macedonia was actually one of the frontrunners on the road to European integration in the Balkans, even before the most recent member of the EU club, Croatia.

European integration: is it still the dream it once was?

Is EU integration still a priority for states, or have we in fact hit 'peak accession'? Announcing a new joint project between Can Europe Make it? and oDR.

Montenegro and the EU: living on the frontline

Within the borders of my homeland whose economy is barely functioning, we live a Balkan variant of a facade democracy which does not allow for the existence of independent and functional institutions. 

Agreement by association: Georgia edges closer to Europe

Georgia’s signing of the Association Agreement with the EU has been welcomed by the country’s people and its elite, but it will likely not be the panacea they hope.


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