Tag Archives: European Union

Can Anti-Corruption Progress in Romania Become Contagious?

The battle against authoritarianism engulfs much of Eastern and Central Europe. Romania may emerge as a beacon of democratic hope.

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Nord Stream 2: Falling at the Last Fence?

Thanks to interventions by Washington or Brussels, Nord Stream 2 may end up either not being completed or, once completed, find that much of the pipeline cannot in fact be used.

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Central Europe: Democracy Intact, But Under Pressure

Polarized and despondent, the Czech Republic is not a happy place. Despite rising living standards, Czechs are stuck in a national malaise.

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Poland’s Catholic Neo-Communists

PiS aims to create a repressive, homogeneous society not much different from the late unlamented Polish People’s Republic — albeit in the name of Jesus Christ, not Karl Marx.

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The EU-UK Brexit Deal

Progress, but does Boris have the numbers?

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Western Balkans: Europe’s Front Yard

An important decision will be taken by the European Council regarding the future of EU integration for Albania and North Macedonia.

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Johnson’s New Deal: Not Good Enough

The UK’s new Brexit plan raises five EU concerns.

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An Imminent Conflict Between Patriotism and Globalism?

Reflections on the relationship between globalism and patriotism.

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EU: Global Climate Leader?

The EU can take the lead in fighting climate change. But an EU “Green New Deal” requires a far higher price on carbon.

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UK: Amidst Chaos, Keeping Calm

Another Edward R. Murrow moment? Letter from a relaxed England as October Brexit approaches.

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