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Eu Presidency

The Next UN Secretary-General: Time for an Eastern European?

Ron Klink | Posted 09.08.2016 | World
Ron Klink

As we enter the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign, most Americans are squarely focused on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Tru...

Can Matteo Renzi Move Mainstream Europe?

Fabrizio Tassinari | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Fabrizio Tassinari

An old saying in Rome has it that the favorite candidate always enters the conclave as the next pope but exits as a mere cardinal. Matteo Renzi, Italy's maverick prime minister, is Europe's man of the hour; but the six-month rotating EU presidency which Italy kicked off earlier this month may leave him severely diminished, unless he fulfills the promise of his leadership with tangible results.

Cyprus: Small Country, Big Presidency

Endy Zemenides | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Endy Zemenides

On July 1, one of the EU's smallest states and most recent members -- the Republic of Cyprus -- assumed the six month presidency of the E.U. There are three reasons why Cyprus' presidency will be of such great consequence.

EU Cancels Entire Summit Because Obama Isn't Going

The Hill | Bridget Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's plan to skip a European Union-U.S. summit in May has led EU leaders to scrap the summit altogether. The White House signaled...

Sweden EU Presidency Begins: Challenges Expected

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The last time Sweden ran the European Union, eight years ago, its reign was a mostly quiet one, memorable only for a riot that marred a summit in Goth...