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What Is Draghi Waiting For?

Pablo Zalba | Posted 04.16.2014 | World
Pablo Zalba

Since interest rates are already at record low, all expect the ECB to announce unconventional measures like the American style QE, which could increase inflation and give a small boost to the economy.

Sanction the Oligarchs and Give Russians Visas

Nadia Tolokonnikova | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Nadia Tolokonnikova

Putin and his team live by Hegel's maxim: "If facts contradict my theory, so much the worse for the facts."

The Kamikaze Politics of Protest Voting

Marta Andreasen | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Marta Andreasen

If citizens choose to register a protest vote or do not turn out to vote at all, they will have missed the chance to get people in Brussels who actually do something to defend their interests.

A Stronger Civic Alliance for New Europe

Marietta Giannakou | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Marietta Giannakou

I ask European citizens to bring forward their own concerns about how the EU may become even more efficient, to resume its place at the global stage and, thereby, to secure prosperity for the generations to come.

Peter S. Goodman

European Union Faces Crucial Test In Upcoming Parliament Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Back in what now feels like another era, the European Union was a vessel of aspiration whose aims were largely supported by political leaders across t...

EU Warns U.S. Of Consequences After NSA Spying Scandal

HuffPost Spain | Daniel Basteiro | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

Leaders from 28 European Union countries signed a joint statement after a meeting in Brussels on Friday to warn the United States that “a lack of tr...

The Sochi Connection: The Winter Olympics and the Circassians

Merissa Khurma | Posted 10.04.2013 | World
Merissa Khurma

On Sept. 29, 2013, the Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games was lit in Greece kicking off the torch's 65,000-kilometer journey to Sochi. For most ...

Viewing Iran's Nuclear Program From a New Perspective

William Rose | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
William Rose

Iran's motivation for a nuclear weapon must be observed on a much broader, more philosophical scale.

BACKLASH: EU Parliament Urges Blocking U.S. Data Access After Spy Leaks

Reuters | Claire Davenport | Posted 07.04.2013 | World

By Claire Davenport BRUSSELS, July 4 (Reuters) - The European Parliament called on Thursday for the scrapping of two agreements granting the United...

European Council Meeting: Are Young People as Important as the Banks?

Martin Schulz | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Martin Schulz

The EU's continuing credibility currently hinges on the answer to the following question: Will the European Council be able to come up with practical responses to the pressing, but long-overlooked, problem of youth unemployment in Europe at its meeting on 27 June?

A European View on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Great Expectations?!

Karl-Heinz Florenz | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Karl-Heinz Florenz

Momentous changes sometimes come by inconspicuous names. The TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, might just fall into that category

Beyond the Eurocrisis: Is More Democratic Governance the Solution for Europe?

Luka Orešković | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Luka Orešković

If invested with popular legitimacy, Europe's success will depend on balancing it with long-term focused meritocratic governance and avoiding capture by short-term and particular special interests. A middle Way between West and East is indeed necessary.

Europe: Soft Power Is No Power

Joost Lagendijk | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Joost Lagendijk

Most of its member states are stuck in an economic crisis that many Europeans blame on austerity measures enforced by the EU, perceived as a faraway, bureaucratic entity that has spun out of control and is out of touch with the concerns and hardships of ordinary Europeans.

A Blow Against Corruption as Oil, Gas and Mining Global Transparency Advances

Frank Vogl | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

Shining a bright light on the global operations of major multinational corporations, including details of the cash they pay to foreign governments, will not end corruption. But, it is a very good start on a long and vital journey.

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.

Mars and Venus Don't Matter in International Trade

Daniel Caspary | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Daniel Caspary

For sure, these talks won't be easy, as past spats over airplanes, hormone beef or chlorine chicken illustrated. But they will be a hell of a lot easier than any serious free trade talks with China or other Pacific nations.

In the Shadow of John Dalli's Case, a New Scandal?

Gilles Pargneaux | Posted 04.03.2013 | World
Gilles Pargneaux

This unprecedented case must lead to the question: Why? What are the motives of the European Commission and who stands to benefit from these protracted procedures and refusals?

Bad News For European Bankers

Reuters | John O'Donnell | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries will consider a proposal this week for an absolute cap on the total bonus paid to bankers, EU officials ...

PHOTOS: Is This Charming Or Unprofessional?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.25.2012 | Parents

How old is too old? To let your toddler play on the lawn in his skivvies? To still use a bottle? Wear a bib? Need a nap? Parents wonder, a...

The West: Its Legacy and Future

Ruth Starkman | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Ruth Starkman

At a time when Europe's future seems uncertain, conference participants were eager to explore competing interpretations of the European legacy and to chart potential futures.

Could A 'Fiscal Union' Save Europe?

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2012 | Business

* Germany wants big leap forward in euro integration * Spanish PM backs central budget authority for bloc * EU summit co...

Europe Is Not a Lost Continent

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.14.2012 | World
Georges Ugeux

Europe is not a lost continent, but a set of countries who are dealing with a crisis of confidence stemming from the awareness that its social system needs to be overhauled and modernized.

A 24-Year-Old Woman Just Became The Youngest Member Of European Parliament

The Grindstone | Posted 11.22.2011 | Women

History has been made and Parliament just got a little hipper. In a few weeks Amelia Andersdotter will be the second Pirate Party member to take a sea...

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Member of the European Parliament, can't accept the German "Nope" to Libya

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Daniel Marc Cohn-Bendit is a German politician, active in France and Germany and a member of the European Parliament. His German-Jewish parents had fl...

Europe Takes the Lead in Drive to Tax Speculators

Sarah Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah Anderson

The Europeans often leave us Yanks way behind. And now they appear on track again, with solid progress this week towards adopting an innovative proposal to pay for the costs of the global economic crisis.