The Reasons and Risks Behind Europe’s Rejection of Albania and N. Macedonia

By: Rex Nazarko On October 18th, the European dreams of the Western Balkans, became somewhat more distant than before. France, Denmark, and The Netherlands vetoed the opening of EU accession negotiations with regard to Albania and N. Macedonia. The hopes of two people, whom throughout three decades have relentlessly fought against the tides of corruption,… Read More The Reasons and Risks Behind Europe’s Rejection of Albania and N. Macedonia

A European Federation: Still Foreseeable

By: Kenan Kabbani As an American glancing from across the shivering cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the European dream seems all but exhausted. The Ideas of liberalism, the free movement of people and goods, and the European identity/citizenship have been shaken by the Euro Crisis, migrant waves, and internal dissatisfaction in the form of… Read More A European Federation: Still Foreseeable

The Balkanic Mentality and the Urgent Need to Put Aside Nationalism

By: Rexhinaldo Nazarko It is that time of the year for Balkan countries once again. For Albania and Macedonia, June is a month of high anticipation as both countries turn their eyes towards Europe for the green light to ascension talks. For others, the fight for integration and negotiations continue in what is seemingly an… Read More The Balkanic Mentality and the Urgent Need to Put Aside Nationalism

Why Europe Cannot do Without America

By: Rexhinaldo Nazarko In unveiling their campaign program for the German election yesterday, Angela Merkel’s conservatives put forth a series of plans which at the heart, contained the promise and thrust for a unified, independent Europe. One could hardly not notice the severe undertone Merkel’s CDU had taken towards the United States and European reliance… Read More Why Europe Cannot do Without America