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Sir, In your article ‘EU warned of Russia’s Arctic appetite’, you wrote “Poignant, who is an historian by training, recalls that the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev made the historic mistake of donating Crimea to Ukraine”. Crimea wasn’t donated to Ukraine – this is a beautiful myth. The Parliament of the Soviet Union requested the Parliament… » read more

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Sir, I totally agree with Sonia Biserko’s analysis of Serbian civil society and her recommendations for its reform. The nationalist segment of Serbian society today is the most reactionary in the Balkan region. Unless Serbian society splits with the nationalists or right-wing extremists, it will never be in sync with the modern, progressive, forward-looking democratic… » read more

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Sir, Regarding Christina Kaspar’s letter (‘Young people really shouldn’t come back to Bulgaria!‘). The author ends with the sentence “Who believes in statistics, anyway?”. I am glad this young woman is not going back to Bulgaria. It seems to me that anyone who does not understand the importance of numbers in the sciences (social and… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU ministers: Treaty ‘not dead’, ’emergency plan’ needed’: Following the Irish ‘No’ vote, the future of the Lisbon Treaty will be a key issue at the EU summit on 19-20 June. The European Union certainly needs more democratic and open decision-making mechanisms, as well as a greater degree of transparency that increases the… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Ireland shows EU establishment the red card’ Several correspondents and media sources are suggesting that the failed ratification [of the Lisbon Treaty by referendum] in Ireland is, essentially, an Irish problem to be solved through a ‘Danish solution’ of protocols and so on. This fundamentally fails to understand the nature of this referendum… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Ireland shows EU establishment the red card’: It is a paradox that many who criticise the EU for being undemocratic now rejoice in the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty. After all, it was supposed to make the EU more democratic…so why reject an improvement to the current situation? It might not be perfect… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Eastern Europe struggles to bring back its workers’: After graduating with an MBA in the UK, I decided to go back to Bulgaria, which now seems to be the bitterest lesson I have ever learnt. Bulgaria is a small country, with almost no potential for healthy economic growth. Most employers are mainly small… » read more

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