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Diplomacy: The art of letting somebody else have your way

The world order established post World War II is today subject to profound modifications, highlighted by globalization and the rise of new economic powers. Economics has gradually become the principal driving force of political influence while global divisions have taken… Continue Reading →

Can EU monetarism function without fiscal compatibility?

  One of the concerns facing the European Union (EU) as a monetary union is whether it can justly support itself as a politico-economic institution solely utilising monetarism in the absence of a ‘fiscal union’, which would fundamentally require a… Continue Reading →

Brexit may be our last chance to achieve a two-speed Europe

Gordon Brown expressed a memorable idea during the referendum. He claimed that the E.U. should be   “A United Europe of States, not a United States of Europe.” Britain could champion a looser arrangement of states on Europe’s ‘Outer’ periphery: The European Outer Area (EOA). This… Continue Reading →

Is the EU’s environmental policy a clay-footed colossus?

    While the European Union ratified the Paris Agreement last October, right before the beginning of COP 22 taking place in Marrakech (Morocco), can EU environmental policy realistically aim at a “high level of protection” (in accordance with article… Continue Reading →

Poland’s ‘Return to Europe’: Economic Growth and Social Impact

  Twelve years ago, the transformation of Poland from a post-communism to a free market-oriented capitalist economy led to its accession to the European Union. The day on which this happened, May 1st 2004, remains a symbol of genuine change…. Continue Reading →

A Liberal and Realist Perspective of China’s rise

By Edmund Balogun. Edmund is a graduate of The City University of New York: City College has a keen interest in foreign policy and international relations, and is well-versed in research, & data analysis. He has been published several times and… Continue Reading →

China’s (non-) market economy status: how the WTO ruling could change the EU anti-dumping regime

By Johannes Tropper, EST Ambassador to Austria. On 18 January the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) made its final decision in a long legal dispute between the EU and China. It concluded that the anti-dumping duties imposed… Continue Reading →

Q & A with Member of the European Parliament Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (ALDE)

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (1963) is a member of the European Parliament from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats. Within the European Parliament, van Nieuwenhuizen is Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with India, and a member of the Committee on… Continue Reading →

Youth’ Hopes in the Balkans: The Case of Macedonia

by Marija Djakova. Originally published on 2014/04/21 “We must become the change we want to see” – Mahatma Gandhi. The year 1989 brought about a series of memorable changes that reshaped the world as it was known until then. The… Continue Reading →

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