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Despite violent past and toxic present, Britain and Ireland cannot escape the ties that bind them | Fintan O’Toole

ANearly 50 years ago, in the early hours of February 2, 1972, the British Embassy in Dublin was ravaged by fire. It was no accident. Huge crowds had gathered to protest outside the beautiful Georgian terrace in Merrion Square throughout the previous day. They cheered as young men climbed onto …

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Ongoing recruitment of Director General for Enlargement raises concerns

BRUSSELS – The selection procedure for the new Director General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission is underway and, at the beginning of the week, Politics expressed concern about a potential candidate, Poland’s permanent representative to the European Union, Andrzej Sadoś, questioning his willingness to insist on …

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The Next Bosnian Crisis | The strategist

The Russian threat against Ukraine is not the only potential crisis in Eastern Europe this year. Bosnia and Herzegovina is heading into a period of deep political turmoil, with a key election scheduled for October. Bosnia has never been a simple place. In the late 19th and early 20th century, …

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Serbia. Activists block roads in protest against lithium mine | News | DW

Protesters blocked Serbia’s main roads on Sunday and demanded the government cancel plans to build a lithium mine in the west of the country. The main north-south highway running through the capital, Belgrade, was targeted by environmental activists, bringing traffic to a standstill for an hour. Traffic on several other …

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EU ‘at risk of collapsing’ as Romania challenges bloc supremacy

The European Union risks collapse unless Brussels can stem the flow of countries challenging the bloc’s rule of thumb, a legal expert has said, after Romania became the latest to decide that EU treaties do not override national laws. In a blow to the EU legal order, the Bucharest-based Constitutional …

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Angus Woods: EU politics are more important to us than local politics – we have to stay at the center of EU decision making

January 22, 1972 is a date that should be celebrated as it marks the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s entry into the EEC. then the Taoiseach Jack Lynch signed the accession treaty in Brussels, which took us from a former colony of the United Kingdom to an equal partner in an …

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Agreement to strengthen the external borders before the Schengen enlargement

ZAGREB, January 7, 2022 – The possibility of an enlargement of the Schengen area will be decided by the heads of state or government of the EU, before which it is necessary to reach an agreement on the protection of the external borders and registering all foreigners entering the EU, …

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Turkey steps up soft power efforts, neglecting domestic issues – EURACTIV.com

Turkey is one of the few countries which uses charity and aid to increase its international profile and extend its influence to other countries, especially in the Western Balkans, while at home fighting against poverty, lack of jobs, rising inflation and an increasingly authoritarian regime. According to data published in …

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Finnish Greens turn to NATO – EURACTIV.com

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. The European news you deserve to read. welcome to The capitals by EURACTIV. In today’s news from the Capitals: HELSINKI Recent statements within the ruling Greens …

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Monday January 3, 2022 – La Minute Monocle

Opinion / Christophe cermak Force quit Job recruiters in the UK today call it ‘Massive Monday’. The reason is that January is the month when many of us – one in five studies show – seem ready to throw in the towel and start looking for something new. Maybe it’s …

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