Sve­to­slav Ste­fan­ov (73)

  • H. E. Soren Jacobsen: Europe has future only as a Union

    H. E. Soren Jacobsen: Europe has future only as a Union

    The EU is facing many challenges, and besides the visible ones such as Brexit and migration, maybe the political cohesion within the Union is the most difficult one. Since its establishment, the EU has been a huge success in terms of avoiding conflicts on the continent, in terms of developing an internal market, free trade agreements and job creation, Ambassador of Denmark to Bulgaria says in an interview with Europost.

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  • Ion Galea: Romania will continue working for Western Balkans integration

    Ion Galea: Romania will continue working for Western Balkans integration

    The Romanian Presidency of the EU Council will focus on four pillars of action: Europe of convergence, a safer Europe, Europe as a stronger global actor and Europe of common values. Given the current challenges in the international context, the Romanian Presidency will pay special attention to the European elections as well, and the country will promote the European common answer for migration management, ambassador of Romania to Bulgaria says in an interview to Europost.

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  • EU once again at crossroads

    EU once again at crossroads

    The European Union is entering 2019 pressured by a number of problems and issues, some of which could turn into crises. By end-March the United Kingdom will have to leave the Union. With less than three months left, there is still no certainty whether it will happen with or without deal. While hopes are high that British MPs will eventually support May's Brexit plan, both the EU and the UK will be weakened once Britain left the Union.

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  • Slovakia's top post ambition

    Slovakia's top post ambition

    With less than eight months remaining before the 2019 European elections, battle for the next head of the Commission starts to intensify with new candidates presenting themselves as ready to step into Jean-Claude Juncker's boots. After centre-right Manfred Weber it was centre-left Maros Sefcovic who last week declared his candidacy with more expected to appear in the coming weeks.

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  • Chemnitz as symptom

    Chemnitz as symptom

    Groups of young people march in the streets and chant “We are the people!” Other groups of young people go out into the neighbouring streets chanting “No to xenophobia.” In recent weeks, this has become a weekly event in the East German town of Chemnitz, whereas lately it has happened in neighbouring Koethen as well. In both cases the reason for turmoil was the death of a German after a conflict with migrants from the Middle East.

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  • EU under numerous challenges pressure

    EU under numerous challenges pressure

    Politics never sleep, even during the summer time. But nevertheless every autumn a new political season starts. And the one that is just to begin promises to be a very hot one as the EU faces too many challenges and problems waiting for to be at least partially resolved.

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  • Battle for Berlaymont is open

    Battle for Berlaymont is open

    The race is open. And the first horse is already on the field. Almost nine months ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections, the battle who will succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission President began.

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  • NATO's new commander

    NATO's new commander

    He comes from a coun­try where armed for­ces num­ber a mere 23,000 per­son­nel includ­ing civil­ian employ­ees. Yet in a few months, he will lead an alli­ance of 28 states which spans from the Pacif­ic to the Mid­east and is involved in oper­a­tions all over the globe. More­over, he will be the first from his coun­try to head it.

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  • Kozachok on the brink

    Kozachok on the brink

    In geo­graph­i­cal terms, Europe's cen­tre is where Ukraine is locat­ed. Ukraine itself, how­e­ver, has always been on the mar­gins of Europe, even out­side it, in polit­i­cal terms. And geo­po­li­ti­cal­ly, it has always been under pres­sure from big play­ers try­ing to solve prob­lems of their own, or at least impose region­al dom­i­nance in the vast lands to the north of the Black Sea.

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