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Following Afghanistan Defeat: Can EU Win Own ‘Independence’ from the US?

Following Afghanistan Defeat: Can EU Win Own ‘Independence’ from the US?

Suddenly, the idea put forth by French President, Emmanuel Macron, late last year does not seem so far-fetched or untenable after all. Following the US-NATO hurried withdrawal from Afghanistan, European countries are now forced to consider the once unthinkable:  a gradual dismantling from US dominance. When, on September 29, 2020, Macron uttered these words: “We, some countries more than others,[Read More…]

by 11/09/2021 Comments are Disabled World
EU and Russia’s Fraught Relationship – A Timeline

EU and Russia’s Fraught Relationship – A Timeline

Russia and Europe share strong historical and cultural ties from time immemorial. But these ties did not translate into amicable trade relations between the two.  The Russian Federation and the European Union both came into existence in the early 1990’s. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russia we all know today came into being. During the[Read More…]

by 12/07/2021 1 comment World
Europe Will Redefine Itself Despite Political Shift in the US

Europe Will Redefine Itself Despite Political Shift in the US

Despite the long-awaited political change in Washington as Democratic President, Joe Biden, has officially become the 46th President of the United States, Europe is unlikely to resume its previously unhindered reliance on its trans-Atlantic partner. The four years of Donald Trump were rife with tension and strife between the US and Europe – in fact, between the US and its[Read More…]

by 14/02/2021 Comments are Disabled World
The European Union’s Future: Beyond Italy’s Referendum

The European Union’s Future: Beyond Italy’s Referendum

Introduction: Is the EU Integration Model Viable? Alessandro di Battista, deputy of Italy’s Five Star Movement that helped to defeat the government’s Constitutional reform proposal in December 2016, has hinted that voters decide a possible exit from the euro-zone during the next election for prime minister. This may or may not take place, but Italy remains a possible candidate for[Read More…]

by 10/12/2016 2 comments World
The Crisis Of European Integration And The Challenges For The Left

The Crisis Of European Integration And The Challenges For The Left

  The elephant in the room is now visible to everyone. All the developments of the past years, from the extreme violence and cynicism of the “memoranda of understanding” imposed upon Greece to the decision of the British referendum in favour of Brexit, point to the same direction: the deep crisis of European Integration. It was supposed to be the[Read More…]

by 25/10/2016 1 comment World
What Does The EU Stand For: Globalization or Universalism?

What Does The EU Stand For: Globalization or Universalism?

What is the purpose of the European Union? This question has been of the minds of everyone following the UK vote in favor of Brexit. Yet in the mad scramble to make sense of the United Kingdom’s rejection of the EU, little lucid commentary has been made. European leaders, the fawning media, and UK citizens alike portrayed the vote as[Read More…]

by 01/08/2016 1 comment Globalisation