That Europe is not raising its voice to stop the bloodshed in Gaza is no big surprise. What is more striking, however, is that a missile intentionally launched by someone shot down a civilian aircraft carrying numerous EU citizens amongst its passengers and somehow we have reacted as if it was due to a storm or a little bird inside of one of the motors.
According to the coalition, its members simply cannot impose further spending cuts. They assert that their budgets have been cut to the bone. This claim is ludicrous.
It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.
Germany has the most unequal distribution of wealth in the eurozone. In this sense, Germany faces the same challenge as China: a high-export and saving economy which needs to rebalance through policies that create a greater flow of wealth to households, thus spurring greater consumption. This, in turn, can create demand for imports from Germany's European neighbors.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
When Serbia found that Milosevic was an impediment to its campaign to regain world respect, it sent the architect of genocidal crimes to The Hague. Russia's elite may decide the same about Putin -- especially after the ghastly circumstances surrounding the destruction of MH17 -- and dump him as a liability... if they can.
The most frightening possible result of sanctions is that the West could nail shut the "window to Europe" that Russia has been laboring hard to develop ever since Peter the Great first built it at tremendous cost in the early 18th century.
On the surface, Hungary enjoys freedom of the press. The Internet is a veritable free-for-all displaying a full range of opinions. But if you look a little deeper, this freedom of the press is actually quite limited.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...
The European Union is suffering from a malaise. A mood of disquiet pervades the continent's political elites. Its symptoms are flagging confidence and anxiety about its future viability.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
Germany represents everything that's wrong with the world financial system. Argentina is the epic case of countries whose economies are screwed by policies championed by Germany -- and unfortunately by the United States as well.
Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.
Many countries have taken heed of the traveler's plight and simplified their visa processes. Here is a list of countries that have recently updated their visa requirements -- see how those updates affect you.
The document, similar to a previously leaked EU proposal for a chapter on energy which I wrote about here, makes it clear that the EU is looking to use this secretly negotiated trade pact as a back-door channel to get automatic, unfettered access to U.S. fracked gas and oil.
The European Central Bank is today obliged to do exactly the opposite of what is set out by the Treaties: lending to States in order to finance their debts. And to do this just about the worst way: by providing the banks at almost no cost with the means to lend subsequently to States while they target higher lending margins.