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Future EU 09-04-2018

Defending the rule of law in the EU

Protecting the rule of law in Europe must involve a more gradual processes than the radical measures tools currently available, according to a study by the Jacques Delors institute.EURACTIV.fr reports
Enlargement 05-10-2017

EU enlargement: Tear down mental walls in the Balkans

Last week the European Commission dealt another blow to the Western Balkans by promising an accession strategy for Montenegro and Serbia while neglecting the other four Balkan countries, Hashim Thaçi, the president of Kosovo, writes in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV.
Central Europe 13-01-2016

Tavares: Discussing rule of law in Poland separately from Hungary will lead ‘nowhere’

The European Commission will hold an ‘orientation debate’ today (13 January) on the rule of law in Poland, after the new government pushed through changes to the judiciary and media.
Enlargement 13-05-2013

Copenhagen+20: The European ideal is alive and well

Twenty years down the road, the enlargement policy of the European Union continues to inspire countries in the regions bordering the European Union, say Nicolai Wammen and Stefan Füle.
Global Europe 07-02-2013

Turkey: EU political benchmarks ‘were never given to us’

EXCLUSIVE / The European Union has never sent Turkey the required benchmarks to reform its justice system, making the country's EU accession process impossible to complete, according to a high-level official in Ankara who spoke to EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Enlargement 02-09-2010

Turkish opposition steps up referendum campaign

Turkey's main opposition party CHP has detailed its hostility to the constitutional amendments proposed by the ruling AK party, which will be voted upon in a referendum on 12 September.