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Four Years In: Reviewing Catherine Ashton’s Term

The European Union is ‘an Economic Giant, a Political Dwarf, and a Military Worm’. The first part is undeniably true, as the current EU-US negotiations remind us, but have the second two

Europe Finance

Italy’s Enrico Letta Safe From Berlusconi – for Now

And so the Eurozone’s woes continue: A potential grand coalition government collapse in Italy has further threatened the recovery of the currency union’s third largest economy. On a continent with

Economics Europe

What Will Common EU Unemployment Benefits Mean?

While the idea of a central budget authority has been widely discussed, the common unemployment benefit has been largely neglected by the press. The IMF announced last Wednesday that the

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

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

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

Europe Finance

Europe’s leaders far from banking union

On September 12th, the European Parliament adopted legislation, which will allow the European Central Bank (ECB) to take on new bank supervision tasks as part of the single supervisory mechanism.