Wider Europe

Solving Kosovo’s Kosovo

Solving Mitrovica – Kosovo’s Kosovo – will require robust action by NATO and the EU, but also innovative thinking

Goodbye Balkans, Hello Adriatic Penninsula

The EU?s Western Balkans policy has had a mixed record since 2001 and new thinking is required in preparation for the next Commission

Medvedev wins!!!

The fact that Dmitry Medvedev has won the Russian presidential election hardly counts as news, but the manner of his win contained a number of surprises

Why EU leaders should not stare into Medvedev’s eyes

In 2000, George Bush looked into Putin’s eyes and claimed he had found a soulmate for the West. Today, Western leaders may be about to repeat the same mistake with Dmitry Medvedev.

A united Europe must stand up to Russia

The Russian presidential election is such a cliffhanger. Will it be the rising star Dmitry “Obamovich” Medvedev? Or the veteran Gennady “McCainovich” Zyuganov? Aren’t we on the edge of our seats?

Kosovo: Between Kiribati and Kuwait

Kosovo?s independence will require restraint and calm by all parties. Even so, it will present a number of key challenges for the EU.

Serbia’s European dream lives on – but only just

Pro-European Boris Tadic may have regained the Serbian presidency, but his country remains sharply divided and the fight for its European future is not over. The EU should think hard about ways to support the pro-democracy camp.

Macedonia: a Light unto the Gentiles?

Despite recent problems, Macedonia’s record is still “best in class” and its Euro-Atlantic integration should continue posthaste