17 mai 2018

Why it’s such a big problem for Putin if the Balkan countries enter the EU


The last thing the Kremlin wants is more European integration and a seamless chain of EU member states from the Aegean to the Alps Having more or less seen off the West in Syria , Vladimir Putin is turning his attention to a much bigger prize in his permanent obsession with undermining European geo-political cohesion. As Russia’s chief international ideologue, Sergei Karaganov , proclaimed: “For at least the past decade, the world has been witnessing the endgame of the West’s 500-year [...]