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On Brexit, Luxembourg and Swiss justice

Martin de Sa'Pinto | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Martin de Sa'Pinto

What have the UK government, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Swiss justice system got in common? From the evidence it would appear that, despite...

Italy is more dangerous than Brexit: Europe's next crisis could be systemic

Georges Ugeux | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The noise about Brexit, as historically and politically significant as it could be, has, over the past three weeks, allowed Italy to hide. However, wh...

From 1 To 16: How Brexit Was A Clear Win For The Good Guys

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

For Britain the virtues of remaining appeared to this American to pale compared to the likely costs of continued subservience to Brussels. In a variety of admittedly imperfect ways Brexit promoted liberty, community, democracy, and the rule of law. In short, the good guys won.

European Commission President Rips Brexit Leaders As 'Sad,' 'Not Patriots'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

It's no surprise that tensions between the United Kingdom and European Union are high since Brits voted to leave the bloc. So when news broke that the...

The Real Meaning of Brexit

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Some Eurocrats imagine that dissatisfaction with the EU is a uniquely English phenomenon. For instance, Politico's Tim King contended: "This referendum is primarily a domestic political fight." It actually is much more.

Brexit Is Worse For The European Union Than For Britain

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Georges Ugeux

By putting the debate on economic issues, British leaders have made the Brexit debate an economic one while it is fundamentally a political one.

Brits Should Look to America Before Voting on Brexit

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.12.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Donald Trump's success in the U.S. is not unique. Europe is being buffeted by similar populist currents. Illiberal, nationalist governments rule Hungary and Poland. Austria nearly elected a right-wing nationalist as president. Anti-EU leftists share power in Portugal.

Pope Francis: This Is How the Church Can Help a Fraying Europe Rediscover Its Unity

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
Sébastien Maillard

ROME -- As Pope Francis told a gathering of top EU leaders, "The identity of Europe is and always has been a dynamic and multicultural identity." Not referring to the Christian roots of the continent does not mean Francis asks his Church to shy away. On the contrary, he wants it to be at the forefront of a fresh new energy.

Glitz at the UN, But Less Than $0.01 Per Cup for SDGs

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Sara loves coffee. She is Italian. Sara wants to change the world! Photo Credit: @CAFEFORCHANGE by Diego Mazzarese The Heads of State, Presidents,...

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.

EU Faces Uphill Battle In Fight To Help Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.11.2015 | World

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker held nothing back during his state of the union speech Wednesday, proposing a quota system to redist...

Here Are The European Countries That Want To Refuse Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke harshly on Wednesday about countries that seek to keep out refugees. But his words may have fa...

What European Leaders Besides Merkel Think About The Greek Referendum

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

Greeks head to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether they’ll continue austerity policies imposed by creditors and their European partners or strike...

Daniel Marans

Europe Offered Greece A Deal To Meet Its Obligations By Cutting Military Spending. The IMF Said No Way.

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

While European leaders and International Monetary Fund representatives continue to blame Greece for the impasse in negotiations over the terms of Gree...

The EU-CELAC "Partnership" Fails Coffee Test

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

The European Union hosts the EU CELAC "Partnership" Summit in Brussels on June 10th and 11th. It brings together Presidents, Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers of 61 countries and the EU institutions, that is the 28 members of the EU and 33 nations from CELAC - Community of Latin American and Caribbean States-.

G7: Coffee with Angela Merkel

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz, Founder CAFÉ FOR CHANGE, asks: Madam Chancellor, how many cents of every cup of coffee you will serve at the G7 summit will help eradicate poverty in coffee growing regions?

Could the UK Elections Be a Chance for Europe?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Georges Ugeux

David Cameron committed in January 2013 to hold an in/out referendum about the EU by the end of 2017 if his party won an outright majority. Maybe he was not sure he would need to deliver it. Now he is forced to. Can this be turned into an opportunity for Europe to revisit some critical issues, or will the Eurocratic immobilism prevail?

Luxleaks and the Whistleblower

Bea Edwards | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Bea Edwards

Antoine Deltour was arrested and charged with theft, violation of professional secrecy, violation of trade secrets and illegally accessing a database. In brief, the man who exposed what are at the very least unethical tax avoidance plots is charged as a criminal, but the man who orchestrated the whole sorry mess has done nothing illegal.

Why Early Elections Aren't a Risk for Greece

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Thanos Dimadis

Some analysts predict that the current political instability in Greece is going to drag the country back into a new tragedy of uncertainty, economic meltdown and a Grexit potentially.

Science Advice? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Science Advice!

David Ropeik | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

In 2011, in response to a growing number of controversial risk issues that required scientific expertise beyond the abilities of most government officials, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and the European Commission took a daring chance.

EU Elects New Chief Despite British Opposition

Posted 06.27.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top official says European Union leaders have chosen former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to become the 28-nation ...

Horse-trading Is Not the Way to Select Europe's Next Leader

András Simonyi | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
András Simonyi

A Union of 450 million can certainly do better than the process it is currently entangled in, which is shameful and harmful. The sooner it is over, the better.

Jean-Claude Juncker: "I Was Always Fearful"

The European Magazine | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
The European Magazine

"Today's youth no longer relates to the accounts of peace and war. They seem to have forgotten that peace on this continent can't be taken for granted. We must learn to constantly substantiate the idea of a common European home."

Eurozone Leaders Considering Closer Integration

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2012 | Business

* European leaders set to discuss banking union * Document details four "pillars" of economic union * Leaders say need t...

Italy Next In Line For Bailout?

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business

* Fekter says Rome's high borrowing costs may drive it to aid * Italy's Monti calls comments "totally inappropriate" * ...