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The article first published in americanthinker.com on 09/18/2017.   Commenting on Jean-Claude Junker’s state of the European Union speech last week, the usually restrained German economic weekly, Wirtschafts Woche, said the following: “Today the chief of the European Commission gave a great speech… a speech full of great nonsense.” What prompted that staid publication to use such undiplomatic language, especially since the European Parliament gave the speech a standing ovation? Hopefully, it is the realization of more and more Europeans that the cheap EU triumphalism and prescriptions peddled by Juncker are, at best, inappropriate and, at worst, a recipe for disaster.   Of triumphalism there was plenty in the speech. “The wind is back in Europe’s sails” Junker assured the audience and told it that the EU is “in the fifth year

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  Ladies and gentlemen,   We are pleased to invite you on (Monday) October 2, 2017 at 13:00 to a Round Table organized by the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies and the Bulgaria Analytica project.   The event will be held at the House of Europe‘s Hall, 124 Rakovski Street, Sofia, Bulgaria.   Keynote speakers: • Mr Vladimir Milov • Ms Yulia Zhuchkova • Mr Vasko Nachev Moderators: Mr Alex Alexiev and Mr Ilian Vassilev   The discussion will take place in English.   Mr Vladimir Milov is a Russian opposition politician, publicist, economist & energy expert. He is the author of major energy reform concepts, including the concept of market restructuring and unbundling of Gazprom, which was banned from implementation by President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Milov is a columnist for