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‘Refeudalisation’ in the Balkans and the danger to the EU

Western Europe must beware of what the Balkan's accession would mean for the rest of the Union

By Alan Riley  

Croatia accession (© Bogdan Giu?c?)

On 1st July Croatia became a member state of the European Union. The European Commission claims that Croatia has made substantial progress and is ready for membership.

It is to be hoped that this in fact is the case. The evidence of state dysfunction, from the lack of rule of law to widespread corruption from the other ex-Yugoslavian states is not promising. Britain and other EU governments supportive of widening of EU membership…

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