Most European liberal parties praise NATO as the cornerstone of European security, but the alliance can only be ensured if Europe increasingly agrees to take on more responsibility.
Contrary to what Lithuania’s prime minister claims, discussions on euro introduction are far from over. They might be over for those who have had the task of convincing Lithuanians about the benefits of having the euro.
However, it isn’t only the Slovak businessmen who feel the need to adopt guidelines from Brussels wisely; it is basically everyone in the EU.
Deutsche Bank’s report outlines another important aspect of Europe’s reindustrialization. German companies that in 2012 maintained production capacity of their own abroad, continue at 82% of their production within the EU.
From among the EU member-states, the Hungarian government used the most lenient approach to the Russian operations in Ukraine. The opposition parties’ immediate reactions to these events made the government party express its opinion too.
German Eurosceptic party AfD has been delighted this week, as the German court annulled the 3% quorum necessary to be elected in the European Parliament elections.
That is, economy. The West has all the necessary means at its disposal to stop Putin from breaking the law. It only lacks the will to do so.
If privatisation is indeed to work its magic and liberate markets from politicians, predictable mistakes should be avoided. Thinking about privatisation failure can improve privatisation itself.
Everyone would be better off if the European Commission started innovating its own policy and went by the principle „Less harmonisation, more competition“
This is not to say that the gun debate ends here for me. It doesn’t. It actually starts here.