Where Europe Ends

Starting January 1st 2007 Romania entered the European Union and the border between Romania and Moldova became the border between European Union and its East. Starting December 2007 Poland and Slovakia will become part of the Schengen agreement, thus imposing further restrictions to neighbors to the East and South.These developments have a twofold impact: on countries such as Moldova and Ukraine, whose “defective” transitions already make them weak and implausible EU candidates in the near future, and on minority groups such as Poles, Slovakians and Romanians living in these countries and who were connected by various lifelines to the economies of their mother-countries...
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