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Opinion: EU values and double standards

Relations between Brussels and new member states in Central and Eastern Europe have deteriorated. The Union’s relentless pursuit of a “community of values” has fueled resentment in many countries, lending credence to the claims of anti-EU leaders. Such fundamental clashes are rooted in very real conflicts of interests and cultural differences and are unlikely to be overcome.

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