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European Union 2015 and Greek Elections: Would a Syriza Win Be Good for EU Integration?

John Sydney Hopkins | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
John Sydney Hopkins

Syriza's call for a "European debt conference" to renegotiate the current loan debt is certain to provoke policy conflict, but may also facilitate broader discussion which may, in the best case, benefit EU integration in resolving an untenable Greek debt situation.

Europe: The Sky's Not Falling

Conn Hallinan | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Conn Hallinan

The neo-Nazis and immigrant bashers will make a lot of noise, but they offer nothing but hate as an economic solution. The left has a better one, and they are back.

Turkey's PM Says the EU Elections Are A Sign Of Rising Racism

AP | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says the European Parliament election results this week strongly indicate the threat of rising racism ...

On Sunday We Go to Vote. And You?

Raffaella De Marte | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Raffaella De Marte

Because this time it's different. Because the crisis showed us that a problem in Greece can shake a whole continent. Because the Italian spread has been felt in Berlin and Paris. Because -- whether we like it or not -- Italy alone is too fragile to face the challenges of the 21st century.

Angela Merkel is not the Queen of Europe

Jürgen Trittin | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Jürgen Trittin

Europe is both our task and chance to fight for our solitary future -- because only a strong and solidly united Europe can guarantee a democratic globalization.

My Late Loveletter to Europe

Anne Biging | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Anne Biging

The complexity and opportunity of the crisis around the Euro turned me on in a way that I knew: I really want this Europe!

Crisis Has Been Overcome, Even if Europe Is Still Not Out of the Woods

Volker Kauder | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Volker Kauder

Today -- shortly before the European elections -- we all can be a little relieved, take an interim balance and say: Yes, for now the efforts on both sides have been worth it. Europe, its states and the Euro did not prostrate.

Voter Turnout at EU Polls: Disinterest Can Be Expensive

Dr. Mara Ewers | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Dr. Mara Ewers

Many voters are tired of elections. In the last two German federal elections, only seven out of ten eligible voters casted their vote. For the next Eu...

Why People Should Really Start Caring About The European Elections

Posted 05.22.2014 | World

Starting today, voters all over Europe are heading to the polls to elect a new European parliament. With 751 open spots,candidates from 28 countries a...

European Union 2014: Another Chapter in the "Dis-Integration" of the EU?

John Sydney Hopkins | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business
John Sydney Hopkins

The political risks of the EU are currently understated by financial integration measures. 2014 is likely the year of EU political fragmentation and will be evidenced in the European Parliament elections to some degree, and will increase as the debate over the future of EU policy broadens.

European Union 2014: Another Chapter in the "Dis-integration" of the EU?

John Sydney Hopkins | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
John Sydney Hopkins

What has evolved over the last 20 or so years is a natural divergence between the fundamentally weaker and stronger economies, particularly since the onset of the global financial crisis five years ago.

Political New Year's Resolution - Say Yes to Action

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

As the "Just Say No" approach that forced a fruitless U.S. government shutdown goes global, political leaders and voters in America, Europe and elsewhere must resolve to make 2014 a year to say yes to action.

Will It Be the EU That Finally Gives Us a Social Media Election

Jimmy Leach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jimmy Leach

One of the more enduring assumptions of political campaigning in recent times has been the idea that digital media 'won' the Presidency for Barack Obama in 2008. That it was the geeks wot won it.

Nick Griffin Egged At Own Press Conference (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following the success of the far-right British National Party (BNP) in this week's European Union parliamentary elections, a public backlash is ensuin...

Labour Party Suffers Worst Electoral Results In A Century, Britain PM Faces Showdown

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday survived the most serious test of his leadership, offering his critics a humbling promise...

Is Fascism On The March Again In Europe? Historians Give Their Verdicts

The Guardian | Interviews by Stephen Moss and John Crace | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Does the election of two BNP MEPs and the success of the far right elsewhere in Europe mean we are facing the threat of fascism? Or is this just a pro...

Obama Electrifies The World: Should We Believe The Hype?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

Some like the President of France marry celebrities. Others like Barack and Michelle become celebrified, sparking adulation and fostering unrealistic expectations.