Articles on Vessela Tcherneva

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.

European and foreign policy implications of Bulgaria's election (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 28 March 2017

Borissov will probably have to make some symbolic shifts on foreign policy, but he is likely to do his best to be constructive within the EU.

How Trump will save Europe (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Vessela Tcherneva - 07 February 2017

Ironically, the deeply Euroskeptic U.S. president and his ally in the Kremlin may provide the push Europe needs to finally resolve its biggest crises.

The challenge for Berlin in 2017 (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 13 December 2016

Berlin will need to manage the fears of its fellow members, especially in regard to three specific issues.

EU-Turkey relations after July 15: Turning the page (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & Mark Leonard & Vessela Tcherneva - 15 September 2016

A complex and explosive mixture of misunderstandings, bad blood and unrecognised but shared interests has brought EU-Turkey relationship to a critical juncture.