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Superhero Economics

Superhero Economics

You might think you are reading the synopsis of a comic book, for all the talk of ‘heroes’ and ‘villains’, but instead it's just the newest edition of the Centre for European Reform's (CER) Lisbon Scorecard. Published with smooth regularity ahead of the Union's annual Spring Summit for ...

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Serbian Ambassador to UN on Kosovo's Independence

The FPA recently spoke to Serbia's Ambassador to the United Nations, Pavle Jevremovic, on Kosovo's declaration of independence.  Jevremovic discusses the impact the reaction by Serbia might have on negotiations for his country's EU membership bid, as well as the role of Russia and the U.S. [kml_flashembed movie="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-7159138757623185243" width="400" height="326" wmode="transparent" ...

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Bye, bye bureaucracy

Bye, bye bureaucracy

Cutting red tape is just one of the avowed goals of the Barroso Commission. A high-level expert group including the former Bavarian state governor, Edmund Stoiber, and international management consulting guru Roland Berger has been given the mandate to examine how to most effectively reduce bureaucratic ...

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Whither the Mediterranean Union?

Whither the Mediterranean Union?

 Update (March 4, 2008) Der Spiegel is reporting that the “cold snap” between the Franco-German partners is thawing, following a “constructive” meeting in which President Sarkozy agreed to a compromise to extend negotiations on a future Mediterranean Union to all 27 EU Member States, not just bordering countries. ...

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Welcome to Europe!

Welcome to Europe!

The European Union , 27 Member States, 492 million consumers, a single market and the greatest free trading zone in the world, with open borders in 18 of its Member States. Only 53 years after the end of one of the most atrocious wars in history, the European Union ...

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