Europe is facing a potential crisis in the Balkans. It has to act soon | Ivan Krastev

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The promise of EU membership for states in the region is welcome, but Russia, China and Turkey could create instability

‘The second world war is over but the first world war is not yet finished.” Those were the words of a senior Turkish official I met recently in Ankara. He was speaking of the Middle East, but it was the sort of comment I might well also have heard in Moscow, in Kiev or in the Balkans, about the state of affairs on the European continent.

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