Tag Archives: European Union

12 Rules for How Not to Negotiate a Successful Brexit

Why the UK’s Brexit strategy is such a terrible failure diplomatically.

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EU Summit: Too Early for a Brexit Deal

UK politicians should not overrate the current attempt by the EU27 to be nice to Theresa May.

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The Europeanization of the Anti-Europeans

The big prize being eyed by the anti-European and xenophobic parties are the elections to the European Parliament next May.

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UK: Slave to Europe?

With Brexit, the British government remains depressingly out of touch with the world.

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Brexit Deal: Really a Replay of the Versailles Diktat?

Timothy Garton Ash is wrong: Insisting that EU rules be followed on Brexit is neither an act of stubbornness nor a matter of vindictiveness. It is a matter of European statecraft.

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Must Germany Have Yet One More Top Job in Europe?

A German as head of the European Commission? If this is unstoppable, leave the German man who is lined up for the post in Berlin. Instead, send a powerful German woman to Brussels.

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First Greece, Now Turkey?

Is Turkey entering a deep financial crisis just as Greece exits one?

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Options for Turkey

What the Erdogan government must do if it wants to avoid a “cold Turkey” economic shock.

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Italy and the Populists: Heading for an Even Hotter September?

It may take a further rise in Italian bond yields to remind the populist government’s leaders in Rome that their room for maneuver to operate with more debt is very limited.

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Trump’s Betrayal and the Future of the EU

In the age of Trump, the EU must strive toward ending its psychological and emotional dependency on the U.S. and be prepared to act unilaterally and independently.

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