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    Consolidated by the EU agenda

    Hi. In the following sentence
    "Consolidated by the EU agenda, the democratic country is a reliable player in the region."'
    does "consolidated" relate to the country itself (internally consolidated) or to the EU agenda - joins the EU agenda?
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    #2
    Where did you read this? "Consolidated by" seems odd.

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    It's from a workshop on European integration report.

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    #4
    Without more context, I can't tell what they mean exactly. I don't know how you can be "consolidated by" an agenda. "Consolidated into" seems more likely to me. That they are sharing the same agenda as the EU.

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    "Mutual challenges have been solved by reciprocal benefits: the EU has stabilized the Country by guiding it out of the potential buffer zone, while the Country has become an attractive country for foreign direct investments from the EU, and a growth motor for Eastern Europe. Consolidated by the EU agenda, the democratic Country is a reliable player in the region and has a positive influence on the neighbours."

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    #6
    It seems that the EU agenda has "consolidated" the country, brought it together, stabilized it.

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    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    "Mutual challenges have been solved by reciprocal benefits: the EU has stabilized the Country …"
    I am not a teacher.

    The whole thing is very unclear. It is loaded with jargon and gobbledygook and should be submitted to the Plain English Campaign as an example of what not to do.

    P.S. Country doesn't take a capital C except at the beginning of a sentence, and there is no such thing as a mutual challenge.

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    Is it one of the countries that has recently made the transition to democracy? If you, it could be referring to that- the requirements of membership of the EU have strengthened and secured democracy.

    It is, as Roman55 says, not a pleasant read. The general idea is to sound very positive, the prose is murderous and dull and may lack clarity, but I wouldn't worry too much about that.
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