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The Brexit Chaos

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Jakob von Uexkull

Last weekend the CEO of Nasdaq complained in the Wall Street Journal about 'The Overblown Brexit Market Panic'. Repeating the absurdity that the vote has created an "independent Britain", as if the EU is a colonial power, he assured readers that "over the next two years, the timeline for EU withdrawal, Britain has an opportunity to become a trading magnet".

BREXIT: Lessons of History Applied by UK's Patriots

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

After all the noise, threats, doomsday scenarios and cataclysmic prognosis by political pundits and elitists, the only relevant argument in the BREXIT victory is the self-determination by the British people.

Remaining In The EU Is A Privilege, Not A Sacrifice

David Sassoli | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
David Sassoli

The strategy right now -- supported by the Eurosceptic minority -- seems to be to provoke uncertainty and deepen the economic disaster created by the UK. It will only result in self-inflicted wounds.

Britain's EU Commissioner Says He Is Resigning Following Brexit Vote

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 06.25.2016 | World

BRUSSELS, June 25 (Reuters) - Britain's representative on the EU executive in Brussels, Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill, resigned on Sat...

Sweden's double standard - a betrayal of the weakest

Nuri Kino | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Nuri Kino

I love Sweden, this country has taught me a lot about humanity and solidarity. But the last weeks betrayal makes not just me, but many people, Swedish...

Press Freedom in Russia? Tune in to the Political Talk Shows to See for Yourself

Gilbert Doctorow | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Gilbert Doctorow

I remember with a shudder an exchange I had with Elmar Brok on 5 March 2015 on The Network, a debate program of Euronews. Brok, a German, is the chair...

Leaders From America, Europe, Israel and New Zealand Stand With Belgium's Citizens - Brussels Attacks

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In the aftermath of the Brussels terror attacks, which killed 35 people and injured 270, leaders from the Unites States of America, Europe, Israel and...

EU Lawmakers Slam Egypt For Italian Student's Killing And Demand Release Of Political Prisoners

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.10.2016 | World

ISTANBUL -- The European Parliament passed a strongly worded resolution on Thursday slamming Egypt’s increasingly dire state of human rights and the...

European Parliament Calls For Arms Embargo On Saudi Arabia Over Yemen War

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.25.2016 | World

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament called on the European Union to impose an arms embargo against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, saying Britain, ...

Bread For The Journey: The Greek Baker Who Remembers

Dan Siegel | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Dan Siegel

As he stacks up dozens of empty baking trays in the back of his van after another morning round of helping to feed refugees, one thing is certain: the "Baker in Kos" clearly remembers from where he came.

Top EU Leader On Greece Talks: 'We Need Pragmatic Solutions, Not Big Debates'

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said Wednesday that creditors have made offers to the Greek government that should result in an acceptable...

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

We Have Europe's Future in Our Hands

Martin Schulz | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Martin Schulz

A narrow national approach is no longer enough. We need international action. The debate on this issue is in full swing. Not only in Europe. But also beyond. It's time to act. Now!

European Parliament Votes To Call 1915 Armenian Killings Genocide

Reuters | Adrian Croft and Ayla Jean Yackley | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL, April 15 (Reuters) - The European Parliament backed a motion on Wednesday calling the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million A...

Women in Parliaments Summit in Addis Ababa

Neven Mimica | Posted 03.24.2016 | Impact
Neven Mimica

The inspirational workers that I met there provided me with an even sharper reminder of how far we still have to go to protect women and girls (and boys) from violence and to help empower them to live a life without discrimination.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

The New Social Contract for The Internet

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 02.04.2015 | Technology
Jean-Christophe Nothias

It is time for our Internet masters, most of them in the U.S., to acknowledge that a state is not just a counter-terrorism agency or a counter-regulating body. Each state must stand for social peace, public health, education, welfare, protection and prosperity for its citizens and neighbors.

Female Leadership Is a Must, Not an Option

The EU Women Caucus | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
The EU Women Caucus

The quest for female leaders in order to achieve this fairer representation within the European Union Institutions is placed high on the agenda every 5 years. The problem has been how to keep it there once the elections are over.

Pope Francis Speaks to Europe -- and the World

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Pope Francis may prove to be another pope like these two, someone who offers the possibility of redirecting the path of the world at large. He certainly took an important step in that direction with his address to the European Parliament on November 25, 2014.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/28/14

John Zipperer | Posted 01.28.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday; it's time for News Quiz Everyday, which doesn't make much sense, but take our latest Week to Week news quiz and it will help you make more sense of the world.

Europe Declares War on Google!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Word leaked out on Friday in Brussels that The European Parliament is going to call for the break-up of Google. That must be a tough pill to swallow for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Renzi's Gamble for Smart Europe

Federiga Bindi | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Federiga Bindi

The problem is that by all standards Matteo Renzi is a domestic-oriented kind of politician. Foreign policy exists only and insofar it can give him an advantage in the domestic arena.

Rethinking Populism in Europe

John Feffer | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
John Feffer

It is the tension between the aggressively political competition at the polls and the aggressively non-political rhetoric of the heartland that characterizes the Populist Reformation. What drops out is the middle: the back-and-forth politics of liberal democracy.

Clinton-Warren for Change

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If a ticket of two women offers economic revival and transformational change based on financial justice championed by Pope Francis, the most popular figure on the world stage, support from women would be stratospheric and many men would join them.