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Pro-EU demonstrator in Kiev (Photo: Flickr/Oxlaey)

Ukraine and Bulgaria show power of EU model

Believe it or not, there are still countries in Europe where protestors enthusiastically wave the EU's star-studded flag rather than burning it in anger.

These days Kiev's embattled EuroMaidan is as much the heart of the Union as the Schuman roundabout in Brussels.

Students in Sofia University calling for decency and accountability, in a country whose 2007 accession is viewed by many as premature, also show the EU remains a force for good in times of self doubt.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Pro-EU demonstrator in Kiev (Photo: Flickr/Oxlaey)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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