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Economics Europe

Op-Ed: Now is the time to address the EU’s structural problems

Southern Europe is now the target of easy criticism of its work ethic. But the region’s problems are not necessarily a consequence of bad economic management, but of wider structural

Middle East/North Africa Security

PM kidnapping shows Libya’s chaos

The kidnapping of Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, starkly demonstrates the country’s harrowing post-Gaddafi security crisis. Since the fall of the Gaddafi regime, the level of instability in Libya has

Europe Security

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

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

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

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.

Economics Europe

Overdue Privatization Looms in Slovenia After Euro-crisis

Long lauded as the European poster child for successful post-communist liberalization and integration, Slovenia has felt the brunt of the global and European economic crises. After gaining independence from Yugoslavia