Tag Archives: European Union

Swiss Hold Second Referendum and Say Yes to Europe

The Brexit virus refuses to cross the Channel.

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No, Germany, You Don’t Have to Pay Billions for Blocking North Stream 2

The German government and the EU have very compelling legal defenses against any claims for damages because of stopping the North Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

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Boris Breaks the Divorce Treaty: What Can the EU Do?

The ways in which the EU can put pressure on a UK that is going rogue are very limited — and potentially vast at the same time.

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Scottish Independence? A Hard Brexit?

Boris Johnson’s latest Brexit moves give the Scottish independence movement a fresh impulse.

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Brexit Negotiations: What Are They Waiting For?

In its negotiations with the EU, the UK government still puts false hopes on “heavenly” intervention by Germany’s Angela Merkel.

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The US and the EU: A Tale of Two Continents

Compared to the extreme disunity and cynicism that rules the U.S. political process, the decision-making process of the EU27 is a sea of calm and rationality.

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Saint Angela of Europe

How Angela Merkel could effectively operate at the just-concluded European Summit on the basis of a well-hedged position.

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25 Years After Srebrenica: No Peace or Reconciliation in West Balkans

Imagine it is 1970 — and still there is no peace or reconciliation between France and Germany. Fast forward to the present and consider the situation in the West Balkans.

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EU 2020 = US in 1913?

With regard to the EU’s own financial resources, Europe is taking another page from U.S. financial history.

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COVID 19: Assessing the Global Political Fallout

The COVID 19 pandemic and the ensuing mega-recession may shape political debates and choices for a long time.

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