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Long before the actual elections that lead to a new European Parliament, the leaders of the most powerful states had asserted that the European Union would stop its enlargement.
This direct restriction is interesting given the fact that we have all presumed that enlargement is about standards and not necessarily about economic interests.
Should we imply that until now European Union enlargement has occurred without adherence to standards but because this was the wish, and now it’s not? This type of restriction, just for the sake of not disturbing the Russian Federation seems more like an act of cowardliness rather than of supporting a democracy.
Public declarations in this sense represent a heavy blow for the pro-European parties in Balkans and East Europe where Russia is working hard.
The most eloquent example is the situation in Republic of Moldova where the actual political class, helped by the Romanian brethren over Prut, has managed to […]

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