Article of the Day: A Call for Collective Action

A Call for Collective Action – Jean-Claude Juncker Immigration is quickly shaping up to be one of the seminal issues of the Juncker commission. From the porous borders in the Mediterranean to the migrants congregating in Calais for a chance to cross the Channel, this issue directly impacts every member nation in the EU, regardless […]

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Article of the Day: Member states must back their jointly chosen EU leaders

Member states must back their jointly chosen EU leaders When it comes to elegance in diplomacy, former Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski is perhaps not the best person to turn to. Many people whom I’ve spoken with in Washington recall their interactions with the ebullient former minister as wrought with arrogance and contempt. While this […]

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It’s time for a European Grand Bargain

Entrenched economic positioning can only hurt the region’s economy and embolden the growing Eurosceptic movements The power paradigm in Europe is rapidly changing, and Germany isn’t happy. The days when the Nicolas Sarkozy – Angela Merkel axis both dictated and drove European policy are behind us and have given way to an unlikely new pair: […]

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David Cameron’s EU Juggling Act

European Leaders officially nominated Former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker for the Presidency of the European Commission. British Prime Minister David Cameron’s vocal opposition marked the 26-2 vote for the EPP candidate. Following nearly a month of lobbying and vocal opposition, David Cameron’s efforts to block Jean-Claude Juncker have failed. That is certainly not for […]

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Follow Up to Juncker Article

There have been some interesting developments in the Juncker debate.  According to an article in the FT (which I HIGHLY recommend you read), David Cameron has dug in his heels and is going to force a vote at next week’s EU summit in Ypres, Belgium.  The EU generally does things by consensus so this could set […]

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Cameron, Merkel, and the Juncker Debate

The center-right European People’s Party (EPP) won a total of 222 out of 751 seats in the May 2014 European Parliamentary elections – theoretically giving them the opportunity to select the President of the next European Commission. Behind the alarming rise of Eurosceptic parties, the second major story emanating from last month’s European Parliament elections […]

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