Why Europe needs hard borders

12 Mar

The Greek border crossing of Kastanies, or “Chestnuts,” was until last week a sleepy place under Balkan poplars, where the Evros river slowly wound its way from Bulgaria to the sea, demarcating the frontier with Turkey as settled by the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne. A couple of miles away, the minarets of Edirne’s great mosque […]

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How the Sweden Democrats came in from the cold

28 Feb

One of the most difficult, unrewarding and potentially perilous tasks in modern European politics is to find an answer to the following question: can parties of the far-Right become parties of the centre or centre-Right? And if so — if they do move — can they and should they be accepted into the political fold? […]

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