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Europe, UN and Libya
Resolution 1973 is a European victory. Europe's universal values of democracy, rule of law and human rights do not fit well with action undertaken by regimes which maintain power by massacring their populations. On France's and the United Kingdom's initiative, the call by the Arab countries to...
The Mediterranean is waiting for Europe
Contrary to popular belief the European Union is highly involved in the Mediterranean. It devoted three quarters of the 5.6 billion euros of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument to the region from 2007-2010. It will do the same between 2011 and 2013. Hence the direct aid paid to...
France and Germany for a true European Economic Governance
Learning the lessons of the 2010 crisis which nearly wiped out 60 years of European integration France and Germany almost caused a scandal as they suggested the establishment of a “competitiveness pact” to their partners – the aim of which is to accelerate the harmonisation of...
2011 the Year of European Public accounts
Whilst the Euro survived the trial it faced accused of inadequate economic governance, growth now seems to be making a tentative return and European solidarity has temporarily calmed the financial storm, hence nothing could be worse than giving up now. Due to circumstances economic integration...