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Authority Without Democracy in the EU 20.03.2012

Stefan Popov Trud Daily, March 20, 2012 Public trust and democratic legitimacy of the European Union throw fundamental challenges to its future. They pose questions more serious than the current crisis of the common currency. The transformation of the interstate alliance into a network of institutions with powerful bureaucracy inevitably leads to the issue of controlling them. Neither the Commis...

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The Collapse of Empires 09.03.2012

Stefan Popov Kultura Weekly/ March 9th  2012  Stefan Popov reflects on the fate of the European Union, the story of the USSR and the limits of empires. A good example how inspiring might be to leave the narrow borders of a national agenda. The world is bigger than the provinve of the ancient Thracians. There is Rome out there and history resounds its collapse. Read the article (i...

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Picking Up the Pieces (What Will be Left Over After an EU Collapse) 05.03.2012

Stefan Popov "Trud" Daily 03/05/2012 The current crisis in the Eurozone is a symptom of deeper change in the European Union. But what is the subject of this change? The treaties, the institutions that serve European bureaucracy, or the very idea of a European federation? What is needed is a reboot of the system and return to its flexible state of viable international regimes. It is time to ...

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At the Table or on the Menu? 02.03.2012

"Kultura" Weekly of March 2, 2012 presents Teodora Georgieva's article named "With the collapse of the EU - if you are not at the table you will be on the menu." The title refers to an aphorism in the speech given by Stefan Tafrov during a public discussion organized by RiskMonitor on February 22. Symbolically, the event was conducted precisely as a roundtable on the crisis in the Eurozo...

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