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The Belgian Curtain

Europe after Communism

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Author: Sam Vaknin
Published: 2002
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,149 / 101 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 38.4
LoC Category: HX
Downloads: 1,796 7113
License: ©
Genres: Politics, Post-1930

(c) 2002 Copyright Lidija Rangelovska.

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n federalists against traditional nationalists; the growing rupture between "Old Europe" and the American "hyperpower".

The new and aspiring members of NATO and the EU now face a moment of truth and are being forced to reveal their hand. Are they pro-American, or pro-German (read: pro federalist Europe)? Where and with whom do they see a common, prosperous future? What is the extent of their commitment to the European Union, its values and its agenda?

The proclamations of the European eight (including the three central European candidates) and the Vilnius Ten must have greatly disappointed Germany - the unwavering sponsor of EU enlargement. Any further flagrant siding with the United States against the inner core of the EU would merely compound those errors of judgment. The EU can punish the revenant nations of the communist bloc with the same dedication and effectiveness with which it has hitherto rewarded them.


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