Tag Archives: Germany

Italy: The Master of Its Fate

If Italy’s government tames its radical instincts it could be allowed to get away with a few things. But if it is confrontational with the EU it will be heading for trouble.

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Germany’s Coming Macron Migration Policy Shocker

Germany’s SPD has long seen Macron as a beacon of hope. But his stance on migration policy will greatly frustrate them – and rob Angela Merkel of her European cover.

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Will Merkel Fall?

If the CSU does not agree to any compromise on migration policy, Merkel’s government may fall apart.

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World Cup 2018: Why Germany Will Flame Out

German hopes for the football tournament in Russia appear way overblown.

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Kate Spade’s Suicide: The Broader Context

The suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade highlights the rising trend of people taking their own life in the United States.

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Italian Reality Check: Six False Assumptions

The new Italian government seems keen to play blame games – and pursuing economic solutions that have already failed conclusively in the past.

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Erdogan’s Hostage Diplomacy: Why We Need a Transatlantic Response

Only a strong and coordinated response can deter the Turkish president from continuing to use Western nationals as pawns to advance his political agenda.

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Germany, Beware of Uber’s “New” Ridesharing Model

Uber’s new CEO presents a kinder, gentler face of his company. But don’t be fooled. The business model hasn’t changed.

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How to Shape the EU in the Post-Brexit Era

The EU is not a mono-directional train headed toward “ever closer union.” An “ever better union” with a clear focus on the principle of subsidiarity might be more like it.

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Europe Needs to Take a Chill Pill

A controlled unwinding of the euro might offer material economic benefits to many members of the Eurozone.

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