The many adventurous paths that lead to a European Union: involving politics, society, culture, economics, finance, the military.
A co-authored blog to describe the complexity of a new concept.
Behind the political clash there are the numbers of a secession. Currency, debt — could a Catalan Republic succeed? The big banks are giving it no chance, but its vibrant industry might tell another story. Here's what citizens and businesses can expect if Catalonia votes "yes".
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has a decades-old reputation for strong-arm tactics, but its silencing of dissent has become especially brazen over the past several weeks. At the end of August, SBU officers ejected a number of journalists from the country, including two Spanish reporters removed for anti-Ukrainian “propaganda” after reporting Ukrainian government shelling of civilian areas in the fight against separatists.
The levels of economic growth are again those achieved in 2007, but, after the Brexit, the neighboring country will become extra-EU. Although the Irish are the most Europeanist on the continent, the market in the Republic is very integrated with the United Kingdom (part of which, Northern Ireland, is on the island).
If it hadn’t been for Brexit, the UK would have been starting its six-month term in the rotating presidency of the EU’s Council of Ministers this month. Instead, the schedule shifted and the Baltic nation of Estonia is in the driver's seat, where it has a rare opportunity to set the tone for the EU’s broader agenda. In the case of Estonia, that primarily means preaching the benefits of digital governance to its neighbours.
When I was a high school student, nothing appealed to me more than the prospect of studying in the United Kingdom. I had visited London a few times, and I was at the time drawn by seductive yet vaguely defined ideas of career and success.
Ideal Duellists Macron and Le Pen to compete in presidential runoff brandishing optimism against fear
The duel that Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are about to fight over the next 15 days is unprecedented — because it is the first time that none of the two presidential candidates belongs to one of the two traditional political parties of French politics, and because none of the two candidates has ever been elected.
Theresa May’s decision to overrule herself and call a snap election on June 8 took Westminster by surprise, but the move is easy to understand. Going into negotiations with the European Union, May and her cabinet see an opportunity to shore up their flank while the opposition (specifically Labor) remains in disarray. May said as much herself in her announcement: by dissolving Parliament and hopefully expanding the Tory majority now, May wants to avoid fighting an election when talks with Europe reach their diciest points.