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Will Snowden Affair Derail EU-US Free Trade Talks?

The latest revelations made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that US security agencies are actively involved in electronic surveillance of European phone and internet traffic cast another shadow on the

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Croatia Prepares for EU Accession

Clearing customs for travelers crossing the land border into Croatia has been more intense this past month, featuring random bag searches and thorough questioning of passengers on trains and buses.

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Why Political Parties in Opposition Will Never Embrace Austerity

This article hence proposes two major reasons to account for such a trend – unpopularity and inaccessibility of the austerity measures, dynamics of political parties during elections. “The President’s great

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The Turkish Spring: More Tiananmen than Tahrir

Demonstrations in Turkey – labelled a Turkish Spring – differ from their Arab counterparts in that the Turkey’s (unlike Arab ones) economy has been booming. The international media narrative about

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Ukraine Could Become Europe’s Next Energy Hub

As Ukraine seeks to become an energy hub in Europe, Kiev’s ambitious energy plans still face various hurdles. During recent meetings between the EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger and Ukraine’s

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Shipping Industry Can Aid Greek Recovery

Opening up Greece’s shipping sector to new comers as well as simplifying vessel registration could aid the country’s recovery. The past three years have been one of the most difficult

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Collapse of the left’s economic agenda in the Eurozone

With the Eurozone’s economic woes, leaders on the Left, such as French President Hollande, have been forced to alter their policy promises. “Hollande has not given us anything different. It’s

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Italy’s new government a little too familiar

Although positive moves have been made to reinvigorate Italian politics, look a little closer and remnants of old still remain. At the centre of this is Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister

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What is the cost of Scottish independence?

Guest blogger Rob Rose writes on currency prospects for Scotland, in the event of a separation from the United Kingdom. On the 18th September 2014 Scottish voters will be able

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Spain’s Paradise Lost

A political system so corrupt many believe it can’t be fixed, perhaps the weakest credit system in the world and the some of the worst macroeconomic indicators in the developed