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General articles on EU-Central and East European issues which have appeared in past issues of CER.

5 March 2001
The Irish Lesson
Oliver Craske
Ireland's economy is in overdrive, but a recent rebuke of Dublin by the European Commission holds significant implications for EU candidate states.

5 March 2001
Coming in to Land?
Gusztáv Kosztolányi
Hungary is well on its way to becoming an EU member, despite having compromised at Nice.

12 February 2001
Boasting before Breakfast
Oliver Craske
Like Alice's White Queen, the EU may be trying to do too much at once.

12 February 2001
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?
Andreas Beckmann
The European Union is not as green as it used to be, and its environmental policy may be a step back for accession candidates.

22 January 2001
Feels Like the First Time
Gusztáv Kosztolányi
The Swedes cut their teeth on the EU presidency.

15 January 2001
Euro-Atlantic Span
Radoslavova Branimira
The new European Rapid Reaction Force announced at Nice is intended to aid NATO, not compete with it. Wanna buy a bridge?

9 October 2000
Not a Shot in the Dark
Gusztáv Kosztolányi
Stepping up the pace? The "union of minorities" ponders enlargement.

2 October 2000
The Danish Lesson
Andrew Stroehlein
If the "big idea" of the euro is suffering, what hope is there for that other big idea: Eastward enlargement?

3 July 2000
Why the Change of Heart?
Oliver Craske
Disagreements with France and Germany over the future shape of the EU lie behind the UK's sudden decision to champion Eastward enlargement.

26 June 2000
Open the Door, Ostrich
Oliver Craske
In refusing to consider the bigger picture on migration and accession, EU politicians continue to bury their heads in the sand.

19 June 2000
Go East!
Židas Daskalovski
EU expansion eastward is an exercise in subtle racism with colonialist undertones.

22 May 2000
Finding a Role in an Enlarged EU
Andrew Cave
The EU must encourage national identities in Central and Eastern Europe.

15 May 2000
Setting the Date
Oliver Craske
Last week, The Economist declared: "The end game of enlargement is under way." Is that so?

24 April 2000
Right of Admission Reserved
Oliver Craske
Is Britain the promised land for East Europeans?

24 April 2000
Identity Crises
Gusztáv Kosztolányi
Is EU membership really the magic cure-all for Central Europe's Communist hangover?

3 April 2000
The Re-Austrianisation of Central Europe?
Ian Hall and Magali Perrault
The Haider case has been interpreted by far-right leaders in Central Europe as evidence that EU membership might be somewhat akin to membership in the former Soviet bloc.

3 April 2000
The EU’s Real Haider Problem
Andrew Roberts
Haider-bashing is good politics.

25 December 1999
Schengen's Iron Curtain
Židas Daskalovski
The EU's Schengen agreement, however, has created a barrier as effective as the Iron Curtain ever was.

18 October 1999
CER Staff
Summaries of the European Commission's annual Progress Report as a whole and as it pertains to each country in the region.

11 October 1999
After the First Wave
Rob Smith
Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in Europe looks set to happen in several waves.

13 September 1999
EMU: Why Do It?
Rob Smith
In our second article in the series, we address how EMU came to be the essential next step in the development of Western Europe.

26 July 1999
A Green El Darado?
Andreas Beckmann
Will EU membership mean a cleaner, healthier environment for East Central Europe?

19 July 1999
EMU and Central Europe
Rob Smith
The first of a series of exclusive articles.


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