Why Georgia deserves more appreciation from Europe
The mistakes of Georgia’s president should not be used as a pretext to neglect a pro-Western country.
Appeared in print on 16.06.2011
Blinking, yawning and scratching, the European Union is waking up to the idea that enlargement to the western Balkans is a pressing priority. Croatia will be in soon, Serbia next, probably Montenegro after that and then, eventually, Albania, Bosnia, Macedonia and Kosovo. It will take a long time, but each new accession will make the remaining ones look more anomalous. It also looks as though Moldova’s status as a black hole on the Black Sea is ending, though the institutional process has yet to catch up with the new political will now being expressed. The feeling of inevitability may be premature, but it is pleasurable.