Articles on Vessela Tcherneva

The price of normalisation: Serbia, Kosovo, and a risky border deal (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 13 November 2018

This is the time for EU and its member states to push for solutions to the Serbia-Kosovo landswap that have domestic support and that enhance wider stability in the region

Macedonia’s looming war of interpretations (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 28 September 2018

A clear majority in favour of the name deal in the referendum on September 30 would help to relieve tensions in the Balkans

Four things to know ahead of the NATO Summit (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa & Jeremy Shapiro & Vessela Tcherneva & Nick Witney - 06 July 2018

Our experts pick out four main topics to pay attention to ahead of the NATO Summit in Brussels 

Trump vs. EU: The dead end of the normative approach (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 04 July 2018

A divided EU - with an unstable Germany, a UK on its way out and renegade central eastern member states - is only of interest to the US as an ally in competition with Russia and China

Power words: Europe’s stake in the Macedonian name dispute (Commentary)

Daniel Stefanov & Vessela Tcherneva - 14 June 2018

By actively supporting Macedonia and Greece to settle their name conflict, the EU could energise other countries of the Western Balkans to engage in democratic reforms, while also strengthening their economic outlook – and counter an assertive Russia.

The End of the Concept of ‘the West’? (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 18 May 2018

The West is more and more divided and global strategic interests are diverging. The impact of the US President on views and transatlantic trust is significant. 

Bulgaria: The unforeseen effects of the Presidency (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 09 January 2018

Bulgarian politicians and officials will have to challenge the stereotypes about Bulgaria during their six month presidency and learn to strike coalitions in the EU.

What Europe can do for the Western Balkans (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 13 October 2017

It is high time for the EU to move beyond ‘stabilocracy’ and stand up to ethnic nationalist kleptocrat political leaders.

What is left from Kohl’s era? (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 23 June 2017

Much has changed, yet paradoxically, perhaps Europe is closer now to its 1990s vision than it has ever been.

MacMeltdown: Understanding the political crisis in Macedonia (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva & Fredrik Wesslau - 05 May 2017

The ongoing crisis in Macedonia could become destabilizing for the region unless the EU takes more decisive action.