Language is an incendiary issue, especially in countries whose current iterations are relatively modern
Until now, the U.S. had done little to combat the growing consolidation of power among corrupt oligarchs in EU nations
However, the political waters are now muddier
The last two years were not easy for Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria’s long-serving prime minister.
An initiative to build Europe’s potential and shut out the autocrats
Key Terrain in NATO’s Southeastern Region
Another Kremlin energy project that looks too good to be true
Chinese and Russian disinformation efforts in the Western Balkans have achieved a dangerous synergy. The COVID crisis is only making their work easier.
At a meeting of EU leaders, Bulgaria today blocked the start of North Macedonia’s accession talks over an arcane dispute concerning language and history. It’s a bad decision that could have lasting consequences.
The Pandemic Has Hit South-Eastern Europe Hard but Opportunities Beckon