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Strong British Case in EU Clash over Banking Bonuses

The UK is taking legal action against the EU, the cause being disagreement over banking bonuses. It is another case among a flurry of legal actions against EU rules, such

Europe Politics

Spain and Britain Renew Dispute over Gibraltar

The UK has called in EU officials to Gibraltar to look into Spain’s heightened border controls in the area; in possible violation of EU free movement rules. The centuries-long dispute

Europe Politics

Grand Coalition or Odd Couple? Merkel’s Dilemma

Despite the resounding victory, Chancellor Merkel faces a politically risky decision that will have far-reaching consequences for the stability of her government and for the German and European economies. On

Economics Europe

Ukraine Teeters Between the EU and Russia

Even if Ukraine-EU trade association agreements are signed, will they be harmful to Ukraine’s economy? Several weeks ago, signs suggested Ukraine was moving towards Europe when the government officially stated

Economics Europe

Troika’s Greece Policy Is Still Not Working

Representatives of the troika – from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund – are back in Athens for another review of progress in fiscal adjustment and

Europe Politics

Can an EU in Crisis Handle the Radical Right?

As the EU faces internal crises, will Brussels be able to deal with the rise of Europe’s radical right parties that are gaining ground in various states.  Extremist far-right parties

Economics Europe

Slovenia is Still Standing in Line for a Bailout

Should Slovenia fail to stabilise its economy in the upcoming weeks it will probably be forced to ask for a bailout from the European Union, the Governor of the Bank

Europe Politics

Was Brzezinski Right about Russia?

Zbigniew Brzezinski may have seen the writing on the wall. Fifteen years after the publication of The Grand Chessboard, Eastern Europe may see a stronger, resurgent Russia in the region’s future.

Economics Europe

Can Scotland and Catalonia afford independence?

Scotland will hold a referendum in 2014 to allow its people to choose whether they wish to stay in the United Kingdom or become an independent nation. If the majority

Europe Natural resources and energy

Lithuania seeks energy Independence

Following Russian threats, Lithuania is seeking to pursue energy independence, as its current energy imports firmly in Moscow’s hands. The Russian Federation has been in the headlines as of late