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Copenhagen, the apprenticeship in wielding power
Undeniably Europe has influenced the preparation work for the conference in Copenhagen. By adopting the severest environmental standards the European Union has set the example and compelled the major world players to take steps they had not planned on taking. Its unity, which is often lacking,...
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...