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A recent interview in EurActive with Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle on the credibility of the enlargement process has caused a minor row with Bulgaria and Romania. The two countries were singled out because of the so-called cooperation and verification mechanism which was put into place when they became EU members in 2007. What about other… » read more

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The Munich analogy

In his article on the lessons learned from Sarajevo 1914 and Munich 1938 (January 7, FT), Gideon Rachman limits the “Munich analogy” to the appeasement policy in 1938 and the notorious Munich agreement when Czechoslovakia was sacrificed by the allied powers. In fact, appeasement and defeatism continued and contributed to Nazi-Germany’s victories in the beginning… » read more

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Regarding “The EUs weak link must hold” (INYT, January 9) by Mr Nikos Konstandaras, editor of the Greek newspaper Kathimerini: While I share his hopes for a successful Greek EU presidency, in a difficult economic and social situation, I must react against his description of Greece’s role in EU. When Greece held the EU presidency… » read more

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In his article “Kerry’s Mideast ‘failure’ was a success” (10 – 11 May, INYT), Mr. Shmuel Rosner makes a success of the failed peace talks. According to Rosner it cannot be a failure if the Israeli and Palestinians had other goals than reaching a peace deal. That’s a very strange way of looking at the… » read more

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Regarding Dani Dayan’s article ”Peaceful non-reconciliation” (10 June, INYT): As a former chairman of the settlers’ council in the West Bank, Mr Dayan seems to have made an U-turn and is proposing a number of constructive ideas on how to improve the daily life of the Palestinians in the absence of any progress towards a… » read more

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