The Other Side Of Angela Merkel

This summer, as the pandemic eases and Europe opens again for business and pleasure, the Merkel era will end. After her 16-year reign as Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel deserves admiration and praise on many counts. Read More Here

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US, EU, UK, Canada Launch Sanctions Blitz Against Chinese Officials; Beijing Hits Back

The US, EU, UK and Canada banded together to sanction Chinese officials over suspected human rights abuses in Xinjiang on Monday, a dramatic escalation in tensions with Beijing and a clear sign that the new Joe Biden administration plans to wield its alliances as a powerful tool to counter an increasingly assertive China. Read Here | South China Morning Post Also Read | Why […]

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Beijing’s Rise Rekindles EU-India Romance

There’s nothing like a common rival to forge a marriage of convenience. Even if, in the past, the EU and India never really clicked. Back in 2013, trade talks between Brussels and New Delhi went into snooze mode, weighed down by thorny topics like India’s agricultural protectionism and its generic pharmaceuticals. But there’s now a […]

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Brexit Is Just The Beginning

The British government still needs to negotiate the terms of its future relations with the EU, a task so complex that many doubt it can be completed by the end of the year, when another ominous deadline looms. In the meantime, the country will be stuck in EU purgatory, bound by the bloc’s laws and […]

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Brussels Eyes €100B Wealth Fund For ‘European Champions’

EU officials want to set up a €100 billion wealth fund to bolster “European champions” against American and Chinese business rivals like Google, Apple and Alibaba. The proposal for a so-called European Future Fund appears in an unusually radical raft of plans that European Commission officials want to put onto the agenda of their president-elect, Ursula […]

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Europe’s Ancien Régime Returns

The politics of the European Union, however, look increasingly pre-democratic. In this new Ancien Régime – much as in the old one – officials condemn petty theft while absolving themselves of more serious crimes. Countries that wish to join the EU are instructed to scrub their institutions of corruption before they can even be considered […]

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