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The Center Isn’t Holding in Europe
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The Center Isn’t Holding in Europe
June 3, 2019

Since these elections didn’t end up with an upside surprise for the Euroskeptic parties overall, the usual suspects in Brussels will wrongly take that as a vote of confidence to thwart any reforms to their European project.

Now Is the Time for a Right-Wing ‘Eurovision’
May 31, 2019

The European Parliament elections are not a moment of triumph for today’s winners who want a self-respecting, powerful and dignified Europe to make its return, but this victory is at least an opportunity to make further strides towards that end.

Now Is the Time for a Right-Wing ‘Eurovision’
World
MEP Elections Are an Indicator of Change Coming, but the Parliament Itself Is Less Important Than Who Gets Top Euro Elite Jobs
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MEP Elections Are an Indicator of Change Coming, but the Parliament Itself Is Less Important Than Who Gets Top Euro Elite Jobs
May 31, 2019

The ‘bloc’ of mainstream parties – Christian Democrats and Social Democrats – will no longer enjoy the majority vote in the parliament. Both groups took a hammering at the ballot box by populist parties, notably in France, Hungary, Italy and UK and to some extent in Germany.

EU Elections Spotlight Europe’s Weakened Left
May 30, 2019

Attilio Moro analyzes why the failures of neoliberalism are feeding right-wing populism in Europe.

EU Elections Spotlight Europe’s Weakened Left
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EU Establishment Set for Popular Rebuke in Elections
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EU Establishment Set for Popular Rebuke in Elections
May 24, 2019

The surge of protests among European citizens against a neoliberal establishment has nothing to do with alleged “Russian interference” and everything to do with an inherent democratic deficit in the 28-member bloc.

Salvini Is Positioning Italy for Confrontation
April 10, 2019

First, Salvini goes into the European Parliament to disrupt proceedings and further undermine Angela Merkel’s powerbase. Second, he and Di Maio take that success back to Rome and use that to engage real EU reform of the financial system.

Salvini Is Positioning Italy for Confrontation
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Brussels Shows Its Fear of Euroskeptics
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Brussels Shows Its Fear of Euroskeptics
March 10, 2019

Expelling Orban from the EPP will only give him more strength. It will only give Euroskeptics more ammunition. Orban, like Salvini, revels in being the outsider.

Azov Sea Resolution Adopted: European Parliament Takes Another Swipe at Russia
October 26, 2018

If there is a problem, Russia and Ukraine can solve it through negotiations. But neither the EU nor NATO has the idea of acting as a mediator to promote that process on its agenda.

Azov Sea Resolution Adopted: European Parliament Takes Another Swipe at Russia
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