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Why Would Anyone Want to Join the EU?

The European Union is flailing, feckless, and fundamentally undemocratic. Following Croatia’s vote (albeit on only 44 percent voter turnout) in January to join the European Union, Serbia has now also been accepted as a candidate for membership. This is its reward for agreeing to acompromise with Kosovo, mediated by the EU, whereby Kosovo will be written with an asterisk at international and regional meetings to …

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European Union: from backdoor to front

The European Union’s political progress starts with myth-clearing and continues with a democracy-making that builds on its citizens’ sense of European identity, says Michael Bruter. In the small hours of 23 June 2007, the twenty-seven heads of states and governments of the European Union reached an agreement at their summit in Brussels on the amending treaty to replace the proposed …

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