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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The EU Position Scramble: FT Article

Great article today in the Financial Times showing the disunity that the fight over the top 3 remaining EU jobs (Council President, Eurogroup President, and High Rep) is creating. I took a look at this at the beginning of the week and concluded that the only solution to clashing national interests is the independent choice […]

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Cameron’s Juggle Continues

This piece is a follow up to an earlier post where I argued that David Cameron’s EU strategy involves a delicate juggling act that, so far, has led to few positive results for the UK or for the EU. As part of a large cabinet reshuffle yesterday, Prime Minister David Cameron appointed former Defense Secretary […]

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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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