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7 April 2014

EU Trustwaves © EU 2013 European media such as Deutsche Welle or The Telegraph are trumpeting trust in the European Union hitting record lows. They base their conclusions on the Eurobarometer survey results that are published twice a year. Trust in Brussels has been on a downward ... 

2 April 2014

Do you remember the anxiety about the imminent breakup of the Euro? In May 2012, Nobel Prize winner, New York Times columnist, and self-declared “europessimist” Paul Krugman was announcing a mighty Eurodämmerung with great fanfare. His “end game” had Greece leaving the Eurozone ... 

3 March 2014

The Movement for a Better Hungary, Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom, is an ultra-nationalist, Christian, populist, anti-Semitic, anti-Roma (Gypsy), anti-capitalist, and Eurosceptic party. Jobbik holds 47 seats in Hungary’s National Assembly (16.7% at the April 2010 election), and ... 

25 February 2014

Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world’s ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all. (John W. Gardner) Eurosceptic populist parties are rising in the polls. In countries such as France and ... 



EU Election (26 March 2014) : According to Pollwatch, Socialists and Christian Conservatives are close in the race for the Parliament election in May. An alliance between Christian Democrats, Liberals, and Conservatives would give Jean-Claude Juncker (Luxembourg) ca. 43% support for becoming EU Commission President. Assuming Greens and Communists support the Social Democrats, Martin Schulz (Germany) would receive 41%. Should the Parliament not elect its nominee, the EU Council will nominate a candidate, which the Parliament may approve or reject.
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