Topic: Euro-zone

Brexit and the Urgent Need for a Plan B

Guest commentary by Daniel Guéguen - 17 Jul 2016

Brexit, rightly seen as inadvisable, will turn out to be impossible both technically and politically. Far from destroying the EU, Brexit is a chance to relaunch it by creating a two-circle community: a circle based on Eurozone integration and a circle for the Single Market. Everyone would benefit from this. by Daniel Guéguen
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Far-Right AfD Dreams of “Healthy Patriotism”, Social Democrats Have the Blues

Germany, 13 Apr - 10 May 2016

No minarets, please! How to deal with anti-Islam party AfD? ++ What’s left of the left? Social Democrats struggling to regain popularity ++ “The world needs a united Europe” – Obama’s farewell message to EU citizens. by Peter Sawicki
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Dutch History is Written in Srebrenica, Brussels & Utrecht

Netherlands, 18 Jun - 15 Jul 2015

A sunny start to the Tour de France – 250km north of France ++ After a Greek ‘Oxi’ a ‘Yes’ from the negotiation table in Brussels ++ 20 years on – Srebrenica still a dark memory for the Dutch. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann
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Romanian PM Ponta Charged With Forgery, Tax Evasion and Money Laundering

Romania, 24 May - 20 Jun 2015

Corruption allegations hit the Romanian government ++ Prince Charles sets up foundation to save Romania’s rural heritage ++ How would a possible “Grexit” influence Romania? by Flavian-Catalin Pah
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New Talks in Minsk, New Faces in Greece – Will It Change Anything?

Germany, 21 Jan - 17 Feb 2015

A new peace initiative and a sleepless chancellor ++ New government, old problem – Greece and the Euro crisis ++ New leaders using old enemy images ++ Former German President Richard von Weizsäcker dies. by Eike Hortsch
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70 Years After Auschwitz: Anti-Semitism on the Rise Again

Netherlands, 01 Jan - 28 Jan 2015

Auschwitz commemoration and Hyper Cacher - how to deal with resurging anti-Semitism in the Netherlands? ++ New requirements for math at school and scrapping of financial support to university students: education in focus ++ Dutch follow Greek parliamentary elections closely. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann
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The ‘Alternative for Germany’ – no Alternative for Merkel?

Germany - Analysis - Germany - 06 Oct 2014

Conservatives or right-wing populists? The rise of the new party AfD brings Merkel's CDU in trouble. by Daniel Rätz
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Dutch revisit Pim Fortuyn's Murder and its consequential Change of Politics

Netherlands, 24 Sep - 07 Oct 2013

Request for probation of Pim Fortuyn's murderer sparks new controversy ++ Government open to negotiate budget proposals with opposition ++ Dutch-Russian relations in troubled waters as crew of Greenpeace ship gets arrested ++ US government shut-down also affects the Netherlands. by Kirsten Lucas
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Germany in the grips of the euro crisis

Germany, 27 Jun - 10 Jul 2011

Euro crisis: new aid for Greece ++ Women’s football world cup draws great attention ++ Outrage over alleged tank sales to Saudi Arabia. by Malte Liewerscheidt
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