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#FutureOfEurope: Next 60 years will be an uphill struggle

#FutureOfEurope: Next 60 years will be an uphill struggle

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the European Union’s 60th birthday upon us, it seems appropriate to look ahead to the next 60 years: what will Europe look like in 2077, writes Giles Merritt. An alpine valley springs to mind. The years since the signing of the Treaty of Rome are sunlit meadows that stretch gently downhill. The six people […]

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#CrimeanTatars demand human-rights protection from UN

#CrimeanTatars demand human-rights protection from UN

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group located in Crimea, have called on international law in hopes of putting an end to human-rights violations they have been suffering from the one-man governed Mejlis led by Mustafa Dzhemilev, writes Olga Malik. In February, 2017 the non-governmental organization Kyrym movement appealed to the UN with the request to recognize […]

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#Brexit: The Empire Strikes Back

#Brexit: The Empire Strikes Back

| March 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, the glorious memory of ‘Empire’ is back. You know, the one where the sun never set? The Brexiteers’ pro-Empire narrative is simple, writes Shada Islam. Freed of the ‘shackles’ of the EU, Britain becomes a standalone, autonomous superpower, especially in trade. No more listening to instructions from […]

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Western sanctions: Helping the #Russia leadership ride out recession

Western sanctions: Helping the #Russia leadership ride out recession

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Professor Philip Hanson OBE Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Recently, talk of an end to sanctions has been linked with Donald Trump, but some crucial European advocates of continuing them are about to face elections. So who would actually benefit most from relaxing the sanctions regime? A complete suspension of all sanctions […]

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#Productivity: It’s time the EU named and shamed backsliding members

#Productivity: It’s time the EU named and shamed backsliding members

A few days ago, the European Commission passed up an ideal moment to warn EU citizens against the greatest threat to their prosperity and that of their children. It wasted an opportunity to persuade eurosceptic voters that the EU still has much worth, writes Giles Merritt. The occasion was the first EU Industry Day in […]

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European Commission should stand firm on free #data flows

European Commission should stand firm on free #data flows

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is losing its nerve over the free flow of data. After initially saying it would announce a regulation to overturn national laws preventing data flows to other member states, it has kicked the issue into the long grass by relegating it to a public consultation. This is disappointing. Data flows are an essential part of […]

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#UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says: ‘The future is bright, the future is purple’

#UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says: ‘The future is bright, the future is purple’

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Addressing the UKIP regional conference at Weymouth Pavillion, party leader Paul Nuttall assured UKIP members that “the future is bright, the future is purple”. The phrase plays on the well-known Orange telecom operator slogan, ‘the future is bright, the future is orange’. We’re not sure if anyone ever said, I am going to paint my […]

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