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A Case for ‘Europe’

Today we stand on the precipice of a European implosion. A popular referendum on July 5th may determine if Greece will leave the monetary union, and perhaps, according to its Central Bank, also the EU. A Syriza look-a-like party, Podemos, has captured the hearts of voters in Spain and now rules its two largest cities,…

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Lonely Putin Goes to Budapest

Hungary’s reception of Putin earlier this week – however publically understated – demonstrates fractures in the EU’s posture towards Putin. Though sharing not only a border with Ukraine but also a deep-seated distrust of things Russian, Hungary can’t afford the language of political lambast that comes so cheaply to those further West. In what was…

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Can Europe no Longer Afford “La Dolce Vita?”

The European Union gave three of its financial miscreants (Belgium, France, and Italy) Christmas presents early—three extra months to bring their budgets in line with legal requirements. All three governments will exceed the EU’s requirement for budget deficits to not exceed three percent of GDP. The problem, however, is far more serious than a three…

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Podemos: Spain’s Communist Party?

Over the last few months the dramatic rise of a nascent radical left wing political party in Spain, Podemos (literally “we can”), threatens to upend the dual party status quo that has existed since the end of Franco’s dictatorship in 1975. Five months after the party’s launch it managed to capture 8% of the vote…

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