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The euro crisis should not mean the end of enlargement

European Union

European Union (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Dimitar Bechev, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), September 20, 2012

Wrecked by the euro crisis and a loss of the confidence that helped it expand to the current 27 members, the European Union might be expected to shrink rather than grow in the coming few years. Without an effective solution to the euro crisis, the odds are that states might exit the common currency, if not the EU as a whole, and further expansion seems a long way down the list of priorities.

However enlargement is far from over, with Croatia due to join next year and other countries in the Western Balkans still working towards accession. And although the challenges are considerable, further expansion is not just in these countries’ interests but in the interests of the EU itself… (more) http://ow.ly/2shR67

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EU Commission President calls for “federation of nations”

Friends Of Europe: EU Commission President calls for “federation of nations” http://ow.ly/1mpCGo

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The Role of the European Central Bank

Council of Foreign Relations: The Role of the European Central Bank – As Europe’s central bank moves aggressively to staunch the continent’s crisis, some critics are aski http://ow.ly/1mpCGn

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German Constitutional Court and the European Bailout Fund

Bundesverfassungsgericht, Karlsruhe

Bundesverfassungsgericht, Karlsruhe (Photo credit: Al Fed)

European Inst: German Constitutional Court and the European Bailout Fund (9/11) http://ow.ly/1moNYo

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Europe’s Necessary Union

Project Syndicate, August 29, 2012

The consequences of Europe’s debt crisis are all too present throughout much of the European Union, as distressed economies attempt to stabilize and grow at the same time. Notwithstanding the important decisions taken over the last couple of years, the reality is that we need to do more to tackle the challenges facing the eurozone… (more) http://ow.ly/1mbPMA

José Manuel Durão Barroso

José Manuel Durão Barroso (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Flirting with fascism: A European karma?

The Wave original, poster

The Wave original, poster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Maxime LariveForeign Policy Association, August 28, 2012

“Germany’s been going downhill for years. We’re the losers of globalization. The politicians want us to believe the only solution is to work harder. But the politicians are the puppets for big business. They say unemployment’s falling, and we’re still the world’s export champions. But in reality, the poor are getting poorer and the rich, richer. [Loud applause] our greatest threat is terror. A terror we unleashed ourselves, because of the injustice we permit in the world. And while we slowly destroy our planet, a few of the superwealthy rub their hands and build themselves spaceships so they can watch from above. [Loud applause].”

This statement is taken straight from the recent and excellent German movie, “Die Welle ”(The Wave), based on the 1967 teaching experiment conducted by Ron Jones to sample the experience of the attraction and rise of a fascist system… (more) http://ow.ly/1mb2tk

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Interview with Sven Biscop – European ‘grand strategy’

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A map showing European membership of the EU and NATO.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BJames Rogers and Sven BiscopEuropean Geostrategy, August 26, 2012

In this second interview in the series of interviews with various individuals who are involved in thinking about European foreign, security and military policies, James Rogers discusses European ‘grand strategy’ with Sven Biscop, the Director of the ‘Europe in the World’ programme at the Egmont Institute... (more)  http://ow.ly/1m8NmB

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