The start of any European Commission brings with it a sense of hope, a sense of new beginnings and new possibilities and a feeling curiosity in the face of the unknown personalities taking up the lead roles for the 27 countries of Europe.
Sun, 07 Jul, 2019
When the true history of the past tumultuous decade is written, I suspect we will get a clearer understanding of just how concerned the political system and the monetary policymakers in Europe were about the sustainability of the euro and the whole economic and political structures that kept it together in the midst of the financial crisis.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017
The column by Ana Palacio (former Senior Vice-President of the World Bank) ‘Fresh narrative needed for Europe’s stalled security strategy’ in theon Friday, February 11 has all the hallmarks of another opening salvo by ‘the powers that be’ towards the militarisation of Europe.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
TO SAY that Greece lobbed a hand grenade into the heart of the teetering eurozone would be a gross understatement — by announcing a referendum on the €130 billion EU bailout deal, the Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, has dropped a bombshell on Brussels.
Wed, 02 Nov, 2011
In the real world, there is no way the Conservatives would spend their first months in power expending political capital on a referendum on Europe if Lisbon had already been ratified. As a political priority, Britain’s debt crisis puts Europe in the shade. But can they just hack the treaty? That seems unlikely too
Wed, 14 Oct, 2009