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Regulation, a capital European issue
We would be wrong to believe that the issue of the re-appointment of the President of the European Commission is the focal point on the agenda of the European Council on 18th and 19th June. The concrete follow-up to be given to the G20 in London is long in coming. The Commission has put forward...
Barack Obama, America and Europe
Europeans are voting to appoint their MEPs. It is the continental event that is attracting everyone's attention.  On this occasion the abstention rate, the rise of extremes – or not and the show of confidence or mistrust with regard to national governments will teach us a great...
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  Far too often the manifestos are vague, general and evidently outdated.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...