As if the housing of 2.5 million Syrian refugees, a dangerous escalation with Russia, and jitters over a string of Kurdish victories on its southern border were not enough, Turkey […]
“If you don’t like being with us, then leave.” It has long been fashionable among continental Europeans to react with demonstrative ...
A European Union founding father, Jean Monnet, once claimed, “Crises are the great unifier.” For Europeans that is not proving true today. The ...
The EU’s current plan is to protect external borders and, if necessary, expel Greece – not from the eurozone, but from the Schengen Area. ...
After his surprisingly clear election victory, the people’s tribune Alexis Tsipras formed a new government in record time with the right-wing populist Anel party. Back then, Tsipras was promising an […]
Does Polish national-conservative leader Jarosław Kaczyński have a plan? Or are his policy decisions (which are often rushed through literally overnight) based purely on an unquenched thirst for power at […]
It is likely that this year the UK will hold a referendum on its continuing membership of the EU. Part 2 What could the EU do to avoid a UK […]
It is likely that this year the UK will hold a referendum on its continuing membership of the EU. Part 1: The consensus from EU political leaders is that the […]
Politically, the year 2015 was in the main a good one for Bulgarian Prime Minister and GERB party leader Boiko Borissov, as opinion polls showed that he alone among party […]
One of the defining trends in the global economy in 2015 was the persistently low prices of oil, which sank to their lowest in more than a decade in December […]