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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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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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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