Croatia in the EU: The Flatline?

Posted on 23. October 2013 by Milan Balaban Finally, the Balkans is re-joining Europe. Recently, Croatia has officially become a part of EU. It is an interesting time for the Balkans. Many changes are about to ensue. What does that all mean for us? There are two main viewpoints from which I would like to take … Continue reading Croatia in the EU: The Flatline?

Almost Italian, almost European – the long journey to integration

Posted on 22. April 2014 by Afrola Plaku When asked “Where do you come from”, I have no hesitation in answering “Italy”, even if that is not entirely true. Indeed, it is not at all. Although I moved to the country when I was two years old, I had my entire education between Trieste and … Continue reading Almost Italian, almost European – the long journey to integration

European Union keeps on “slapping”Albania!

Posted on 24. February 2013 by Kristalina Lera Candidate status does not come even for the Albanian`s Independence Centennial, no matter the extraordinary willingness of the European Commission to assist in this goal. There are often large efforts to explain the backlogs of Albania’s EU integration path by the trauma that our state inherited from the … Continue reading European Union keeps on “slapping”Albania!

The Desperate Need for Forward Momentum

Posted on 19. October 2012 by Daniel Gjokjeski What today characterizes the European Union is the economic crisis, antipathy of the European citizens and the internal separation depending on country’s priorities and interests. But, we should be aware that today’s focus is not on the priorities of the EU as such, and that those priorities are … Continue reading The Desperate Need for Forward Momentum

Malmström speaks at first Europe@debate

27. March 2012 EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Gareth Harding, Director of the Brussels Programme of the Missouri School of Journalism, were the keynote speakers at FutureLab Europes’ first Europe@debate in Brussels on 26 March. They discussed FutureLab Europe's publication One passport, one people? The role of democratic citizenship in building a new … Continue reading Malmström speaks at first Europe@debate