Category Archives: European Integration

American & Russian pressures build momentum towards a European army

Every-so-often, discussions emerge regarding the need of establishing a European army. This is an idea as old as post-WWII European integration and the European Defence Community proposed in 1952 that died with the 1954 veto of the European Political Community. Beyond the … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day – Never Forget

On this day 70 years ago, Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in present-day Poland. The scale of death and human destruction they found there was not lost to these men, even though they had been fighting on the most violent … Continue reading

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3 Accounts of Euro-Zone Crisis Management

If you are interested in EU integration and if you’ve been following the Euro-Zone crisis for the last 5 years, then last  week would have definitely registered the publication of the following blog post by Peter Spiegel on the FT’s Brussels … Continue reading

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Oh! …and this started happening 25 years ago

The Fall of the Berlin Wall! Here’s a nice video with the images I remember, even though my family had not relocated to France at the time yet. Memory can play funny tricks on you. I think I remember it … Continue reading

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Euroscepticism in the UK and the EU Budget – a case study

Every so often I’ll be talking with people regarding the special brand of Euroscepticism that prevails in the UK and think to myself I don’t really have a serious case study in mind. Sure, there’s the Daily Express’ “Get us … Continue reading

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Challenges and the Future of Africa – What insights for Europe?

On Wednesday, October 8th 2014, I was among the audience of the Wincott Lecture (hosted by the eponymous Foundation at Local Government House in London) given by Professor Sir Paul Collier, author of “The Bottom Billion – Why the poorest … Continue reading

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