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Finding the Silver Bullet to Jump Start the EU’s Economy

Finding the Silver Bullet to Jump Start the EU’s Economy

While the U.S. is inching closer to pre-crisis unemployment and GDP growth figures, the picture across the pond is much, much darker.

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Dayton Accords at 20

Dayton Accords at 20

The Dayton Accords ended the war, but with what kind of peace?

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Media Freedom and Plurality is Struggling in Central & Eastern Europe

Media Freedom and Plurality is Struggling in Central & Eastern Europe

The European Union must do more to tackle endemic corruption and the lack of media pluralism in central and eastern Europe.

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France’s Fascination with the Far Right

France’s Fascination with the Far Right

Marine Le Pen is a savvier speaker than her firebrand father, but the National Front still embodies a xenophobic, racist, and anti-Semitic movement that seeks to lead France out of Europe and back down the road of narrow-minded populism.

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Dutch Investigation Released on the Shoot Down of MH17 by BUK Missile System

Dutch Investigation Released on the Shoot Down of MH17 by BUK Missile System

While the investigation concluded that the plane was hit by a BUK missile, it only specified that it was of Russian design, but not that the shooters were part of Russian, Ukrainian or rebel forces.

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Freedom Calling in Montenegro?

Freedom Calling in Montenegro?

Opposition movements in Montenegro will gather for a “Sloboda Trazi Montenegro” (Freedom Calling) rally in Podgorica on September 27.

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China’s Relationship with Germany and the High Euro

China’s Relationship with Germany and the High Euro

China’s economy is slowing down. What does that mean for Germany?

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Ukraine’s Fahrenheit 451 Moment

Ukraine’s Fahrenheit 451 Moment

The western region of Ukraine is depicted as being drawn towards EU, the US, and NATO, and everything that they imply: liberal democracy, pluralism, and freedom of expression; while the east gravitates towards Russia, meaning authoritarianism, repression, and an intolerance to dissent. But, as recent developments in the propaganda war illustrate, this division may not be as clear-cut as it appears on paper.

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Athens’ Last Stand

Athens’ Last Stand

Last Thursday, Greece was momentarily shaken out of its crisis funk when Alexis Tsipras announced that he was resigning from the post of Prime Minister.

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Redefining Europe

Redefining Europe

How does Europe need to be “redefined”?

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The Overlooked Roots of the Greek Crisis

The Overlooked Roots of the Greek Crisis

There seems to be a widespread belief that Greece is in the trouble it is in today because it will not implement the policies that Europe has demanded of it.

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Syriza’s Moment

Syriza’s Moment

Greece’s far-left may have reached its day of reckoning far faster than anticipated.

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What fate for the EU-U.S. trade deal?

What fate for the EU-U.S. trade deal?

With all the attention turned to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), currently negotiated by the U.S. with 12 Asian countries, few seem to notice anymore the equally important Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States.

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Defending Europe

Defending Europe

While there are strong arguments in the EU’s defense, the EU remains unready – and according to some poll data, unwilling – to defend itself.

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Greece: Time for Syriza to lay its cards on the table

Greece: Time for Syriza to lay its cards on the table

Much to the expectation of eurozone pundits, Riga’s April 24 gathering of euro finance ministers made little progress in terms of reaching an agreement for Greece’s comprehensive list of reforms.

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