Reuniting Europe

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I think that Bosnia and Herzegovina will be a hot potato to Mr. Carl Bildt, and not only for him, at it has been in the early nineties. I have a question: when will former Yugoslavia stop to disintegrate? After all, all of its components want to join the EU, where we live without internal… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev

After the Irish ‘yes’, the Lisbon Treaty has already been ratified politically. Two presidents’ signatures are missing to complete legally the ratification process. The Polish one appears to be motivated by the will to extort concessions from the EU as much as he can, and the Czech one simply doesn’t like the EU reform treaty.… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev

The Commission is transparent enough to make obvious the huge East-West gap in the EU administration highest posts’ distribution. The data are appalling. At the highest level of the administration, AD16, there are 37 civil servants from across the EU, of which zero East Europeans. At the next level AD15, there are 235 civil servants,… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev

Congratulations Bokova!

My compartiot and good friend Irina Bokova was elected yesterday night Director General of UNESCO. You can find details here. I have worked under Bokova in the mid nineties, when she was deputy foreign minister, responsible for European integration, while I was a diplomat in Brussels, accredited to the European Communities. I think Bokova made… » read more

Posted by Georgi Gotev