The remake of Europe (III): Anatomy of the Loot

This episode is rather long, more than 3000 words but is very informative. I suggest to save it for future reference. The lack of any political control of the European Commission’s services has allowed civil servants to become autonomous and non-accountable. This anomaly is particularly reflected in the way tenders, projects, and programmes are funded […]

Brexit bill passes first EP test, gets signed by von der Leyen, Michel

Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission’s chief and Charles Michel, EU Council President formally signed on Friday the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) that paves the way for UK’s divorce from the EU on 31 January. “Things will inevitably change but our friendship will remain. We start a new chapter as partners and allies,” tweeted Michel on […]

Greece champions EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans

As a consequence of French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision in October to call for a temporary hold on EU accession discussions for Albania and North Macedonia, Greece has been able to claim a new role in regard to two of its northern neighbours, one of public advocate. Accordingly, while in Skopje on November 26, Greek […]