Despite an overall decline in the EU and Russia’s economic interdependence, Central European dependence has actually grown, a trend entirely shaped by material, rather than ideological, concerns.
US pressure prompts anti-money laundering measures but also exposes the limitations of European regulatory oversight.
The EU budget has had a positive impact on economic growth and helped to improve the quality of infrastructure in poorer parts of the bloc, not least in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). However, the budget is about to be cut.
European Union member states gather in Sofia, Bulgaria, for the EU-Western Balkans summit this week, and need to address the precarious state of energy security in the Balkans. Is nuclear power the answer?
The Three Seas Initiative created by the EU’s eastern members is a dark horse, raising more questions than it has answered.