March 16, 2014

Everyone in UK Should Thank George Soros

Jeremy Warner, Daily Telegraph


George Soros keeping us out of the euro was worth the $1bn he made shorting the pound during the ERM crisis.

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TAGGED: George Soros, European Union, UK


March 12, 2014
Britain Isolated Is Britain Undone
James Bloodworth, The Independent
One of the most depressing features of British politics in 2013 is the unstoppable rise of political isolationism. This applies to public hostility to immigration and the European Union but also to the conflict in Syria, where... more ››
March 5, 2014
Europe's Five Deadly Sins on Ukraine
Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe
The unfolding political catastrophe in Ukraine has led not only to a vivid debate about appropriate crisis management but also to deep European soul-searching about the root causes of the disaster. The situation is complex, and... more ››
March 6, 2014
Europe's Welcome Backbone
Wall Street Journal
So there are backbones in Brussels after all: The European Commission Wednesday announced an €11 billion ($15 billion) package of loans and grants to Ukraine. Along with considerably closer trade and economic ties, it paves the... more ››
March 3, 2014
What Pushed Putin to Act
Mary Dejevsky, The Independent
The appeal of the EU is not itself a problem. There are, though, two other reasons that may dictate Putin's current actions. The first derives from the 1990s and concerns the West's betrayal - as Russia sees it - of its pledge... more ››
March 14, 2014
Why (This Time) Obama Must Lead
Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post
The crisis in Ukraine was produced by two sets of blunders, neither emanating from Washington. The European Union’s vacillations and — most significantly, of course — Russia’s aggression created the... more ››