March 22, 2012

Israel's Pointless Attack on an EU Diplomat

Gideon Levy, Haaretz

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As if the horror in Toulouse wasn't enough, as if the suspicion that Al-Qaida was involved in the attack wasn't enough, and as if the constant criticism of Israel wasn't enough, we've invented another imaginary enemy: Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief.

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When Catherine Margaret Ashton, also known as Baroness Ashton of Upholland, became Europe's top diplomat two years ago, even her husband Peter Kellner expressed skepticism. Upon her appointment, the British people "weren't... more ››
March 18, 2012
Can Europe's Pirate Party Change Politics?
Kaiser & Latsch, Der Spiegel
The Pirate Party, which made international headlines after its success in state parlimentary elections in Berlin last year, stands to make gains in two other German states this spring. The party's pledge to foster transparency... more ››
March 15, 2012
Finances Aren't Europe's Real Problem
Megan McArdle, The Atlantic
ALL OF US can breathe easy now: policy makers and analysts finally agree on how to fix Europe’s problems. “Europe Debt Crisis Plan Hinges on Economic Growth,” declared the Los Angeles Times in... more ››
March 16, 2012
Belarus and Europe: What Next?
Jamestown Foundation
There has been much speculation as to the next stage of the rift between Belarus and the European Union. In late February, the ambassadors of the 27 EU nations left Minsk in response to Belarusian President Alyaksandr... more ››