Time to break some old patterns?! The EU’s credibility is at stake in the enlargement process

(Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) Some of the Western Balkan states that aspire to join the EU are (re)living the unpredictable narrative of EU enlargement. The Republic of North Macedonia, notably, has recently recognised the commended, one and only ‘window of opportunity’ and changed its constitutional name in order to advance in the EU and NATO…

The Chinese ‘silk road’ of threats and opportunities in the void between the EU strategy, CEE interests and the citizens

The days when China coped with affairs “in a calm manner, hiding its capacities and biding the time, by maintaining a low profile and by never claiming leadership” are long gone. China is determined to become a global innovative powerhouse by 2020. It is also determined to secure its global capital investments through foreign-policy capital…