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Vaira Vike-Freiberga for President !
Vaira Vike-Freiberga is the only woman running for the position of President of the European Council appointed by the Heads of Government. She is both a symbol and the most qualified person for this difficult function that emerged with the Lisbon Treaty. The personification of European culture...
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...