No “velvet curtain” needed against expansion

No “velvet curtain” needed against expansion


The European Union’s chief negotiator last Thursday warned the bloc’s governments not to set up new barriers against further EU expansion, including planned moves to embrace Turkey and western Balkan states. EU governments should not draw a thick “fault line according to some notional historical borders between civilisations and thus construct kind of Velvet Curtain only a few years after we got rid of the Iron Curtain,” said EU enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn. The text of Rehn’s remarks made...


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