Tag Archives: EU

To Secede or Not to Secede: Learning from Catalonia

When is it appropriate for a region of a larger geopolitical entity to secede? And what criteria should be used to decide the legitimacy of a secession bid?

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Merkel’s Germany: Shaper or Taker of a United Europe?

As Europe’s largest economy struggles to find its future path, what about calls that Germany is Europe’s hegemon?

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Poland’s Path and Challenges: A Reality Check

Though the Polish economy faces external threats, the greatest challenges remain inside the country.

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Poland’s Economic Destiny: Middle-Income Trap?

Despite the Polish economy’s success post-1990, the challenge of escaping the middle-income trap is steep.

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Brexit: The UK’s Four Options, All Tough

The Brexit agreement between the UK and the EU is full of contradictions.

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Brexit: Michael Gove Moves to Center Stage

The Irish issue is far from solved. Along with the rest of the many vexing Brexit issues, it is set to dominate UK politics for years ahead.

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How the UK Always Plays Ireland

The Brexit episode is but the latest historical episode proving that the UK’s political rhetoric is just self-serving when it comes to Irish matters.

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Will Ireland Sink Brexit?

How Irish politics interfere with Brexiteers’ desires.

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Worker Rights: Macron Vs. Britain

Macron’s important reform move on EU posted workers’ directive goes to complete waste in the UK.

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Europe, the US or China?

Which development model today among the Big Three – Europe, the US or China – best fosters economic and environmental sustainability?

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