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Are the EU and NATO prepared for war over Crimea and the Donbas?

EU Commission: Key findings of the 2021 Report on Turkey | Oct. 19, 2021 |

The fundamentals of the accession process

There are serious deficiencies in the functioning of Turkey's democratic institutions. Democratic backsliding continued during the reporting period. Structural deficiencies of the presidential system remained in place. Key recommendations of the Council of Europe and its bodies remain to be addressed. The Parliament continued to lack the necessary means to hold the government accountable. The constitutional architecture continued to centralise powers at the level of the Presidency without ensuring a sound and effective separation of powers between the executive, legislative and the judiciary. In the absence of an effective checks and balances mechanism, the democratic accountability of the executive branch remains limited to elections.

The Donbas: Europe's last war

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 10th, 2022 at 01:04:31 PM EST
Over the years, the European Union has squandered the chance to bring more democracy to Turkey. The UK and France played a role in delays and the animosity by Israel to most neighbouring countries. The key to peace in Europe would have been not to follow the dictate of the US and NATO, but come to the conclusion Western Russia and Turkey are more important than many former Eastern European corrupt Soviet satellite nations now part of the EU-27. Kazakhstan is a lost cause, as is Georgia and the Ukraine will be more of a headache worse than Poland, Hungary, and Austria combined.

The Teetering of US Global Power | Oct. 2013 |

Posted earlier in my new diary: Almaty - Kazakhstan

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 10th, 2022 at 01:07:35 PM EST
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