Yes, Central Europe does exist

Helsingin Sanomat, International Edition, 17 July 2001

By Heikki Aittokoski in Berlin

There is one sure means for the stabilising of this "swaying structure" in Konrád's view, and that is EU membership. This would also permanently extinguish the dangers of a flare-up of disputes over racial minorities - for the Balkans are not the only breeding-ground for these problems.

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Bigger is beautiful

From The Guardian, 13 July 2001

By Heather Grabbe

Fears that EU enlargement will result in a loss of regional aid and a rise in migration are unfounded. If anything, we will benefit from expansion

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Citizens' rights emphasised as part of EU reform

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Changing EU voting rules would be undemocratic

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European federalism opposed by the Nordic left

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