In short, the EU is facing a moment of truth. Its response to Podemos could validate or vitiate it for years to come.
On the 11th of March, a group of artists gathered on the northern side of Nicosia, the last divided capital city in the world. They were all there to take part in a European Union-funded residency, aiming to bridge the border between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities.
The biggest predicament facing the European Union (EU) is visibility. Across Europe, populist parties on the right and the left end of the political spectrum point towards the European Union as the source of economic and social problems.
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Remember the name Max Schrems. He's a European David firing his slingshot at the modern-day Goliath you know as Facebook.
Could Romania have caught up with the rest of the region if it hadn't delayed implementing economic reforms? "It definitely would have lost fewer years than otherwise," Negrescu responded.
Until the rule of law becomes irreversible, the post-communist region of Europe will continue to attract bad actors, rogue states, and perpetuate rampant corruption, transnational organized crime and terrorism financing. The responsibility and moral obligation to act now should be a high priority for US leaders.
It now falls to Europe's politicians to act resolutely to stop the union drifting apart. Their present approach of endless negotiations and compromise formulas risks losing the last vestige of popular support.
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This is the year of the climate -- and a planetary wide eco-concert on every continent this summer confirms it!
Even 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, West Germany's economic performance still serves as a model for those further to the east. Poland, for instance, has posted one of the more successful economic records of the countries of East-Central Europe. But this success is nothing compared with what West Germany was able to achieve in the two decades after World War II.
The Greece-Europe marriage can and must be saved. A reasonable accommodation is quite possible because of the win-win vs. lose-lose potential. Not only would an unstable and weakened Greece be bad news for itself, it would also be very bad news for the entire European Union.
It's time for the EU Member States to agree on a common supranational policy that will overcome national interests for the purpose of reducing the human cost of migrations while respecting Europe's commitment to the rights and freedoms of asylum-seekers.
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Surging liquidity, more risk on the balance sheets of banks and insurers, sky-high valuations in individual asset classes -- these are some of the already visible consequences of the ECB's policy, and the trend is set to continue.
A smaller number of Poles continue to take to the streets or try to organize actions similar to the Solidarity mobilizations of the past. And perhaps the smallest group of all tries to channel that dissatisfaction into advocacy within the system to change the nature of Polish politics.