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    Europe’s willpower called into question
    Jan15

    Europe’s willpower called into question

    In a sickly patient even a small cut can lead to a lethal infection. Both the terrorist attacks in France and Russia’s attempts to bully its neighbours are dangerous not because our adversaries are fundamentally strong, but because our political and cultural immune system is weak. Remember the Iranian fatwa against Salman Rushdie in 1989?...

    Borisov asks for EU help to make Bulgaria a gas hub
    Jan12

    Borisov asks for EU help to make Bulgaria a gas hub

    Boyko Borisov, the prime minister of Bulgaria, today asked for European Union funding to help construct a gas hub in his country. In Brussels, Borisov discussed the recent announcement by Russia that it will scrap the planned South Stream pipeline project with Maroš Šefčovič, the Commission vice-president for energy union, and Miguel Arias...

    Paris shootings overshadow Strasbourg session
    Jan12

    Paris shootings overshadow Strasbourg session

    Members of the European Parliament will gather today in Strasbourg where during the coming four days they will try to assess how deep and how lasting will be the effect on European Union business of last week’s horrific events in Paris. That the Parliament is meeting on French territory, albeit almost 500 kilometres from Paris, will add to...

    EU offers Ukraine €1.8bn
    Jan08

    EU offers Ukraine €1.8bn

    The European Union has offered Ukraine €1.8 billion in financial support to help the war-torn country through its economic crisis as it embarks on a year of reforms. This is the EU’s third offer to bail out Ukraine in the past two years. The new loan, which the EU says should be used between now and early 2016, needs the approval of the...

    Ukraine crisis summit
    Jan08

    Ukraine crisis summit

    The leaders of Germany and France hope to meet the presidents of Russia and Ukraine next Thursday (15 January) for talks intended to end fighting in eastern Ukraine. The summit, which has yet to be confirmed, would be held in Kazakhstan, which in the past year has joined the new Russian-dominated Eurasian Economic Union while also beefing up...

    Injecting optimism into the EU
    Jan08

    Injecting optimism into the EU

    Optimism is summoned up in the business world by its most popular question: “what does success look like?” and by its most overused dictum: “every challenge is an opportunity”. Though some will think it inappropriate, this is the time of year to make an effort to inject optimism into reflections on how the European Union will fare in the next 12...

    Can the EU forge a new relationship with Russia?
    Jan08

    Can the EU forge a new relationship with Russia?

    United States president Barack Obama’s intelligence services have told him that Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, when talking to his cronies, refers to the American president using vile racial insults. David Cameron, the United Kingdom’s prime minister, can barely manage to shake the Russian leader’s hand, now that his...

    A series of inexcusable international failures
    Jan08

    A series of inexcusable international failures

    It has been nearly four years since the first uprisings in Damascus and the beginning of the Syrian civil war. Across the country, more than 240,000 people have died. Another 7.5 million have lost their homes or fled the country, becoming refugees. Syria is drowning in a bloody, cruel, and pointless conflict. It is time to say ‘enough’ –...

    The EU’s foreign policy agenda in 2015
    Jan02

    The EU’s foreign policy agenda in 2015

    The makers of the European Union’s foreign policy have a bewildering array of uncertainties before them as they head into a new year. For the European External Action Service, which in practical terms came into being on 1 January four years ago, this could be an important year for rebalancing its relationship with the other EU institutions....

    A verdict on Italy’s Council presidency: Part II
    Dec30

    A verdict on Italy’s Council presidency: Part II

    This week, Italy hands over the presidency of the Council of Ministers to Latvia, after six months at the helm. In the second of a two-part appraisal of Italy’s presidency, Andrew Gardner assesses the achievements of the presidency in foreign policy and trade. Mogherini’s promotion: At the conclusion of December’s European...

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