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World's Fifth Largest Fishing Power Makes Historic Move to Protect Fisheries

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

If the EU can harness the power and skill of its fishing fleet while enforcing legislation that maximizes their potential to be productive and sustainable, then their fisheries will soon be healthy and capable of supporting a robust economy. It is possible to have both.

Europe's 'Coal Renaissance' Masks Industry Downfall

Justin Guay | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

All told, since 2010 there has been a net closure of coal capacity in the EU of about 10GW. So what has the EU been building? Lots and lots of gas, wind and solar.

Cameron Promises In-Out Vote For UK To Leave EU

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

br>By Andrew Osborn and Peter Griffiths LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Wednesday to give Britons ...

The EU's Opportunity to Enhance Privacy in a More Competitive Market

Nick Pickles | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
Nick Pickles

The digital economy is an immature economy, barely two decades old and full of promise but hindered by self-interest and imperfect protections for consumers and start-ups. If it is to fulfill its promise, these imperfections must be tackled with vigor. The EU must now show this vigor.

Could the Road to Haiti's Recovery Run Through French Guiana?

Oluseyi Fayanju | Posted 03.19.2013 | World
Oluseyi Fayanju

One avenue for relieving pressure on Haiti's over-taxed relief efforts could involve controlled emigration to an area where displaced Haitians would develop agricultural management practices and other skills applicable to the climate and geography of the Caribbean.

A Crumbling Union

The European Magazine | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
The European Magazine

A referendum on Britain's EU membership is likely. And if the country secedes, others could soon follow its example.

Europe Isn't Going To Be Peer Pressured By U.S. Decision On Google

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - A decision by U.S. regulators to end a probe into whether Google Inc hurt rivals by manipulating internet searches will not affect the Eur...

Samsung Slammed With New Antitrust Charges

AP | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm, the Commission, has informed Samsung of its preliminary view that the company's seeking of injun...

The Greek Lesson

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Recreating feudalism is not an option, especially in Europe and America. The Greeks would fight to the death defending their country. In addition, neither civilized societies nor the Earth can afford the policies the troika is pushing in Greece.

Why I Am Proud to Be (Also) European Today

Vivian Norris | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Vivian Norris

Congratulations to the European Union today on its well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize! And as we toast Europe we can know that across this great continent there are many millions of proud Europeans who feel that they are closer now than ever before, and focused on solutions and a better future for all.

Record $1.96 Billion Cartel Fine

AP | By RAF CASERT | Posted 02.04.2013 | Technology

BRUSSELS (AP) — For years, some top managers at electronics multinationals would hold secretive meetings in Europe and Asia to fix the global market...

Oslo Peace Prize Ceremonies Are Turning Point for Europe

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

Symbolically, the Oslo ceremonies are an historical turning point for Europe. By recognizing the European Union's peacemaking past, the Nobel Prize challenges Europe to escape once and for all the destructive pull of narrow national interests and passions.

The Politics of Fear

George Papandreou | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
George Papandreou

My recent experience in dealing with the financial crisis in Greece and in Europe has confirmed my belief that this is a political crisis more than a financial one. In trying to confront its fiscal deficit, Europe has run up a democratic deficit.

The Hemlock Debt of Greece

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

How is Greece going to repay its debt when troika policies are shutting down the Greek economy? Forcing the Greek government to increase taxation and impose additional austerity cuts constitute nothing short of poisoning the social contract in the country.

From Growth Compression to Reflation: The Road Ahead

Jay Pelosky | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Jay Pelosky

The Great Compression will give way to the Great Reflation, not next month or next quarter but at some point over the next 12 to 24 months. How this is done will make all the difference -- via beggar-thy-neighbor policies or internal, pro-growth policy implementation?

It's Time for the Direct Election of a European President

Tony Blair | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Tony Blair

I shall resist the temptation of being the Brit outside the euro trying to tell everyone inside why it was a bad idea. First, because I don't think it is a bad idea. In principle, a single currency along with a single market makes sense for Europe. Second, because in any event, we are where we are.

A Conversation With Kostas Vaxevanis, the Greek Journalist Arrested for Publishing the 'Lagarde List'

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Michael Nevradakis

"How could I regret doing something that has united all of Greece?" said Vaxevanis. "This is one of the few instances when all Greeks have united, demanding change and an end to corruption."

Greening the EU Budget: A Ray of Sunshine in an Otherwise Stormy Sky

Kelly Rigg | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Europe may not be dealing with freak weather events at the moment, but in economic and social terms the storm clouds over the continent have become a permanent feature on the landscape -- for at least the past three years now -- and the hard rain is now falling, in bucket loads.

Amazon Gets Big Win Over Apple

Reuters | Foo Yun Chee | Posted 01.06.2013 | Technology

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators are to accept an offer by Apple and four publishers to end an antitrust ...

Why European Airlines Will Pay Passengers For Late Flights

Kate Hanni | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Kate Hanni

Passengers are often placated with vouchers for a free meal or a refreshment when they are legally entitled to more significant reimbursement.

Report: EU Trades 15 Times More With Israeli Settlements Than With Palestinians

Eline Gordts | Posted 10.31.2012 | World

Fruits, vegetables, wine, beauty products and at-home carbonation devices: These are among the many products Israeli settlements in the West Bank and ...

The Disconnect: Consumer vs. Corporates -- The Globalized Interconnectedness of the World Economy

Edward Goldberg | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Edward Goldberg

In the age of globalization, when Europe gets the flu it is impossible for American corporations not to catch a cold. The euro crisis is now turning into a full-fledged European recession and it is causing a direct hit on American companies.

A Conversation With Noam Chomsky

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

Noam Chomsky, who in six decades of teaching, writing, and activism, has not hesitated to express his opinion on such matters, takes a different view than others towards Greece.

The Glow of the EU's Nobel Peace Prize Shines Also on America

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 10.16.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

It is worth recalling that of the four men most responsible for launching the European Union -- Schuman, Monnet, Acheson and Truman -- two were American.

The Euro: Bad Idea, Poorly Executed, Hard to Fix

David Backus | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
David Backus

The euro crisis combines, in our view, a sovereign debt crisis and a banking crisis, with mutually adverse feedback between the two. But design flaws in the system magnified their impact and feedback.