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European Elections: what are the issues?
For the European elections in June next candidates and political parties have to be able to put forward real proposals.  Far too often the manifestos are vague, general and evidently outdated. What is the point in demanding “another Europe”, “that Europe should change...
Sunny Weather over the Atlantic!
The three summits in London, Strasbourg-Kehl and Prague heralded the revival of the trans-Atlantic relationship. Barack Obama easily swept away all memories left behind by his predecessor and the temporary points of discord between the Allies. He played the game in a G20 that was requested by the...
G20, EU, NATO: four days and four world issues
On 2nd April the G20 will be meeting in London rallying the planet’s main economies. On 3rd and 4th in Strasbourg, Kehl-Baden-Baden the NATO summit including 26 countries will take place and on 5th in Prague the EU-USA will also be in...
France-Germany – a return in force
Germany and France made it possible to hold a European Council that had purpose on 19th and 20th March.  As always they swept away past disputes and focused on the essential. Decisions were taken and these were much more ambitious than had previously been planned. They were carefully...