Tag archive for ‘EU’
By Ana Nivtova On Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Putin Proposes Trade-Free Zone from Lisbon to Vladivostok

In a commentary published in Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin proposed a stronger integration of economic ties between the European Union and Russia that would ideally More...

By Michael Walsh On Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Welcome to Devil’s Ireland

Given Ireland’s record of poverty-fuelled emigration it is depressing to discover it profiting from the similar miseries of others. Today it bears the shame of being the European hub of human trafficking between More...

By Ana Nivtova On Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Ireland Confirms Billion-Euro Bailout Plea

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen confirmed Sunday that his country requested financial assistance, which has received the approval of European Union Finance Ministers as well as the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Didier More...

By Michael Walsh On Friday, October 8th, 2010

The Emperor is Still Naked

Many recall Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of the emperor, who, conned by a pair of travelling tailors allowed himself to be ‘dressed in robes woven so fine’ that only the intelligent could see them. The More...

By Justin Frewen On Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Behind the Veil of EU ‘Soft Power’

Drawn up as the second millennium drew to a close and in the immediate wake of the Cold War, the European Commission’s Agenda 2000 boldly declared the EU’s intention to play an enhanced role in global More...

By Michael Walsh On Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Piling on the Agony

In a move likely to prove controversial the European Union is likely to approve significant funding for Israeli arms manufacturers. Camouflaged as scientific research awards one of the recipients will be Israel More...

By Justin Frewen On Sunday, May 30th, 2010
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Failed States

The eagerness on the part of the international community to intervene in states classified as having failed, is not a new one. As Rondinelli and Montgomery observe: History is replete with attempts by foreign governments More...

By Ana Nivtova On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Is the EURO on the brink of collapse?

George Soros recently claimed the euro may not survive and be in danger of total collapse, given the sovereign risk threat from Greece and the growing debt burden of other member states. Soros declared that gold More...

By Michael Sorense On Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

EU NATO allies to call for removal of US nuclear weapons

According to a variety of news reports on Monday, several EU officials plan to call for the removal of all US nuclear weapons on European soil with the intention of pushing for global disarmament. According to More...

By Adrian Santana On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

EU unemployment hits 21 million in April: Eurostat

3.1 million people have lost their job since April of 2008, according to Eurostat’s latest unemployment report released Tuesday, reaching a 1-year high. The unemployment rate in the Eurozone soared to 9.2% More...