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6 December 2015 – Already during the campaign to the European parliamentary elections in 2014 the lead candidate of the European People‘s Party complained about the lack of investments in Europe and the imbalance of a sole austerity policy. Now as President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker tries to fix the imbalance with his new investment policy. Doing so he pushes the limits of his possibilities and responsibilities. Critics say he is exceeding them. by
11 August 2015 – The Euro crisis seems overcome. However how is the situation of the Eurozone really? In reality there is a need to overcome the national state. The institutions of the Eurozone require further competencies. by ,
2 August 2015 – Geopolitical balances are in constant evolution. The emergence of China has pushed the US to reinforce the European side with TTIP: we have been hearing this word for two years and, as time goes on, negotiations get collected, and the attention increases, we are getting more familiar with it. by ,
9 July 2015 – After the recent Greek referendum a solution to the Greek question seems farther away than ever. The reaction from austerity hardliners on the result of the election echoed the line from Bertolt Brecht’s poem The Solution, which criticised the East German crackdown on anti-government demonstrations:
Wouldn’t it be simpler under these circumstances,
for the government to dissolve the people,
and elect another one? by
5 July 2015 – The budget of the European Union is negotiated for a seven-year period each time. These seven-year periods are called financial frameworks, during which the European Commission whose responsibility it is to be in charge of implementing the budget directs funding programmes focusing on particular areas. In the current financial framework, which stretches from the year 2014 to 2020, the funding programme for research and innovation is called Horizon 2020. by
22 March 2015 – The Great Recession of 2008/09 and the resulting debt crisis revived a debate about deeper fiscal integration in Europe. At the moment, especially a common unemployment insurance scheme for the Eurozone is discussed. The idea is that such a (...) by ,
17 March 2015 – Tick, tick, tick goes the typewriter. That sound, and the loud “ding!” when one reaches the end of the line, have long since disappeared from present-day offices. For millions of people, the introduction of computers and of the Internet has (...) by ,
15 January 2015 – The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) officially came into existence on the 1st of January. It currently consists of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Armenia which joined on January the 2nd. Kyrgyzstan, which already belonged to the Eurasian Customs (...) by
16 December 2014 – British Prime Minister David Cameron has recently toughened his stance on immigration in response to the tremendous rise of the UK Independence Party. In this light, Merkel’s remark earlier this month that the free movement of people is a (...) by | 1 comment
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