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Tony Barber

Tony Barber

Financial Times

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Defiant regional leaders resist the road map to EU membership

The heads of Serbia, the Bosnian Serbs, North Macedonia and Georgia oppose the steps needed to join the club

14.05.2024 30

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Scandals hurt the far right less than its opponents hope

AfD voters like its hardline policies and see the party as a victim of establishment prejudice

29.04.2024 10

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Terror attack creates a central Asian dilemma for Putin

Tajiks are among those blamed for the massacre but Russia’s war economy depends on immigrant Muslim workers

10.04.2024 2

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Post-Soviet neighbours navigate the orbit of Russian power

The course of the Ukraine war will weigh heavily on Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

05.03.2024 8

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Elections threaten to upset Europe’s centrist apple cart

Gains for the hard right in June’s EU parliament vote could disrupt climate, migration and trade policies

15.02.2024 50

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Populism rears its head once more in central Europe

Robert Fico aligns Slovakia with Hungary’s illiberalism as Poland tries to go in the other direction

24.01.2024 8

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Conspiracy theories, repression and sycophancy define Putin’s Russia

The autocrat seems certain of re-election in March amid a political culture awash with strange fantasies and obsessions

07.01.2024 8

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Island strife: Greece serves Germany a dose of its own medicine 

A former minister in Athens turns the tables with a proposal that recalls unwelcome advice during the debt crisis

03.12.2023 20

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Serbia is a poor fit for EU enlargement plans

Democratic backsliding and a foreign policy close to Russia cast doubt on whether Belgrade really wants to join the club

12.11.2023 20

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History casts a long shadow over EU’s enlargement plans

Disputes over national identities and minorities are emerging as an obstacle to the bloc’s expansion in eastern Europe

18.10.2023 30

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