Marko Bucik works as at the World Bank’s Europe and Central Asia department. He is also a regular contributor to the Slovenian daily Večer, writing on the European Union, US politics and global affairs. Before settling down in the US, he spent seven years in Brussels, where worked for pro-European NGOs, the European Commission and the European Parliament. Marko also worked as advisor to the Slovenian Government during Slovenia’s EU Presidency in 2008. He holds an MA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and a BA in Political Science from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana.