Article of the Day: The French should be watching the antics of the UK’s Labour party

The French should be watching the antics of the UK’s Labour party Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn is quite an enigma. If he, as many anticipate, wins the internal election to become Labour leader, the perplexing MP from Islington North will be the newest in a series of far-left leaders rising to the top of his party […]

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My Take on the Greek Elections

Hey Everyone! So first off, my apologies for falling off the face of the earth for the past few months: the combination of a new job, the holiday’s, and just transitioning into a new type of post-college life have had made me neglect my duty to this blog. No excuse, just a fact. Anyway, I […]

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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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French and German Gulfs on Budgetary Discipline

Wonderful article by Tony Barber in the Financial Times today outlining the differences between the French and German conceptions of budgetary discipline.  I think the main differences between the two is political will.  In Germany it appears as if good budgetary policy is considered shrewd politics.  Conversely in France, particularly among the ranks of the Socialist […]

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From Merkozy to Hollenzi: Changing the EU’s Balance of Power

Following a meeting in Paris this weekend of all EU Socialist (SPD) leaders, French President François Hollande has announced his desire to create a European investment fund that would total 240 billion euros a year over five years. Does this signal the dawn of a new leadership duo for Europe? So I guess I have […]

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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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