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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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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Renzi-mania and Hollande-phobia: Defining the Anti-Austerity Rhetoric in Brussels

French President François Hollande’s approval rating was reported at a dismal 13% today, breaking his own record for unpopularity. Amidst the freefall of the President’s approval ratings, there is little wonder that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has assumed the responsibility of leading the anti-austerity charge in Brussels. As the most powerful socialist in Europe, […]

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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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The Renzi Paradox

June 13, 2014 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party received a stunning 40.8% of the vote in the May’s European Parliamentary elections. Matteo Renzi has proven to be a fascinating politician in his first 3 months as Italian Prime Minister. Young, charismatic, honest, and unabashedly ambitious, the former Mayor of Florence swept to power […]

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