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Ireland, the Euro and economic governance
Ireland has brought Europe back into the financial crisis. Of course the Union has the means to save this "bad boy" of Europe from bankruptcy - since the Irish problems are not just due to its banks but also because of its government's economic and fiscal policy. Here we have a country...
Enlargement: Is the European Commission doing its work properly?
We have known for a long time that the enlargement policy is ailing. Without direction nor captain at the helm it seems to continue impassively on its way in spite of the crisis, the EU's difficulties and the scepticism of European citizens. Just as the Commission is about to publish its strategy...
Deciphering Europe
The European political arena is becoming increasingly opaque. Not only because of the complicated institutional connections in the Lisbon Treaty but also because the main players give us the impression that they cannot see clearly either! The barricade against the so-called...
China, Europe and the Nobel Prize
China is just discovering that power is not just about growth rates. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who was taking part in the Europe-Asia summit refused, and quite arrogantly at that, any discussion with regard to the forced rate of the Yuan, a true artifice which swells his country's...