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Europe: and now for recovery?
2014 has brightened the horizon for the European Union With the institutions elected afresh, new policies to revive the economy and also a new strategic context, the situation that Europeans find at the start of 2015 has changed considerably. Will this be the year of recovery? How far will it be...
2014: a turning point for Europe?
This year all of the European institutions will have been re-appointed afresh. It is said that they are now more "political". What does this mean? A straight reading of this imposed by some is certainly not the right one. With this they aim to move forward democratically but they are...
Juncker's other challenge
The crisis and its budgetary constraints have simply accelerated Europe's disarmament. Together Europeans now only spend 18% of the world's military appropriations against 30% 10 years ago. At the same time the world has stepped up its efforts by 65% to total 1,750 billion $. Europe only spends...
Jean-Claude Juncker - an ace in leadership
Jean-Claude Juncker has made a successful start. As he handed out precise tasks to his new Commissioners he indicated to them that Europe now has a 29th Member State, i.e.the 25 million unemployed, and that this has to mobilise all of their energies and employ all of their time. With this he has...