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Which President for the European Council?
The entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty before the end of the year demands the appointment of a President of the European Council for a period of two and a half years and this is a source of passion and public interest. 27 Heads of State and Government will choose the person who will be...
The New German Choices
On 24th October Angela Merkel and her new Liberal allies published the Coalition Treaty which sets out the principle choices of German policy for the next four years. The government contract that covers 124 pages and 6,136 lines for the 17th German government makes a deliberate choice in economic...
Running with Lisbon
The European Union has been trying to reform its institutions for ten years. In the wake of the Irish “Yes” it is now certain that this will be done by the end of the year. Rather than join the chorus of continuous criticism that point to its weaknesses, let’s look at the...
Thank you Mr Obama
By abandoning the installation of the American anti-missile shield in the Czech Republic and in Poland Barack Obama has just shot down one of the symbols of unilateralism promoted by his predecessor. This is not only because stirring up the existential dissatisfaction of a Russia which is less and...