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Turkey Must Join EU

Sir, Regarding ‘Leaders urged to unblock Turkey’s EU bid‘: This is a long overdue need for us in the European Union to have Turkey as a member, as it would signal that the EU is more than a Club of European nations with vested interests to hold their aloofness apart from a deserving partner. We… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Eastern Europe gripped by political instability‘: I think that it is not very precise to describe my country as a part of Eastern Europe. Latvia, like Finland and Sweden, is part of Northern Europe. Besides, she is a member of the EU and NATO. There is a fundamental difference between my country on… » read more

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Sir, Regarding Dr. Orlin Vushkov’s letter ‘Young people: Do not go back to Bulgaria‘, originally posted in response to the article ‘Eastern Europe struggles to bring back its workers‘: I totally disagree with the view that young Bulgarians should run away from their own country. The arguments given are quite general and mainly based on… » read more

Posted by Andreas

Sir, In your recent interview, EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said that regarding Turkey’s accession to the European Union, the bloc “may consider transitional periods and even permanent derogations” with respect to the free movement of Turkish workers. This statement has been heavily referred to by several agents of the domestic press in Turkey. As… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Lawyer: Bulgaria wrongly portrayed as EU’s bogeyman‘: We have a saying in Romania that “the neighbor’s goat should die too!” That is exactly what Andreas Geiger is saying. Instead of looking into problems and finding solutions, it is much easier to find a comparison and say: “Look, he is performing worse than me,… » read more

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No bogeyman here, Mr. Geiger

Dear Sir, I read EurActiv’s interview with Mr. Geiger with great interest (‘Bulgaria wrongly portrayed as EU’s bogeyman‘, 18/11/2008). It seems that, as a result of his contact with the Bulgarian government, Mr. Geiger has caught a virus common to many Bulgarian politicians. The said virus leads Bulgarian politicians and, apparently, Mr. Geiger, to believe… » read more

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Sir, J’ai lu avec intérêt l’interview avec Mr. Andreas Geiger, lobbyste pour le gouvernement bulgare. Il affirme avoir accès à la correspondance entre la Commission Européenne et le gouvernement bulgare sur les sujets de la lutte contre la corruption et la fraude avec les fonds européens. Il estime qu’il y a un problème de communication… » read more

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The EU needs more citizens!

Sir, The EFN welcomes the intention to move on with the enlargement process. Just coming back from Croatia, where I met nurse leaders from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and FYR of Macedonia, it becomes clear to me that nurses want to belong to the EU family. They have enormous challenges in front of them when it comes… » read more

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