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Category: European Union

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Politics

Friday, May 16, 2014

Europe Imitates The Fall Of The Roman Empire / Politics / European Union

By: Raul_I_Meijer

In essence, it’s really simple. We’ve seen over the last few days that the European Union is a federation of sovereign countries whose leadership has been found painfully – if not criminally – lacking in democratic principles, and several leaders of member states have been accomplices, on more than one occasion, in assaults on elected fellow leaders. That should say enough, and there is no doubt that down the line it will. It’s now a question of how do we get here from there, of how will Brussels be dismantled.

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Politics

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Across Europe Secession Movements Intensify / Politics / European Union

By: BATR

All the attention over the epoch vote by Crimean’s to leave the Ukraine makes for a timely review of other separatist factions that are seeking a similar resolution. The List of active separatist movements in Europe is exhaustive. The immediate impression is that a pervasive discontent, shared by legions of subjects, who want independence and self-determination, will be hard to derail. When European autocratic and aristocrats ruled, the only option was revolution. Today the descendants of the old regimes still wheeled power under the guise of democratically elected authorities. However, separatist sentiment does not mean the same to every splinter group.
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Economics

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Soros Warns Europe Faces 25 Years of Stagnation; Ukraine a Wake-Up Call - Video / Economics / European Union

By: Bloomberg

Billionaire investor George Soros discusses the crisis in Ukraine and Europe with Bloomberg Television's Francine Lacqua and said, Europe faces 25 years of Japanese-style stagnation unless politicians pursue further integration of the currency bloc and change policies that have discouraged banks from lending, "[Europe] may not survive 25 years of stagnation. You have to go further with the integration. You have to solve the banking problem, because Europe is lagging behind the rest of the world in sorting out its banks."

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Politics

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Politics, Gibraltar and British Sovereignty / Politics / European Union

By: John_Mauldin

By Grant Williams

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory.

It has an area of 2.6 square miles and juts from the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, overlooking the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. Roughly 30,000 people live in the territory, whose sole distinguishing feature is the very large rock which runs along the eastern edge of the territory and culminates in a dramatic promontory in the northeastern corner.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Europe Seethes With Populism / Stock-Markets / European Union

By: Andrew_McKillop

AGIT PROP AND THE EUROCRATS
Europe's top down, elitist, and very unpopular Federal Europe quest twists and turns – possibly in its death throes. The federalists in Brussels say they are facing down the dangerous threat of rising populism in Europe. For them, this is a direct menace to European democracy.

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Politics

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Geopolitical Journey: Europe, the Glorious and the Banal / Politics / European Union

By: John_Mauldin

Standing at the edge of the old world and the beginning of the new one, at the tip of Portugal, Stratfor's George Friedman is moved by the exploits of 15th-century European explorers and dismayed by the present fear pervading the Continent that "any decisive action will tear the place apart."

Europeans wreaked much havoc as they spread throughout the world, but they also "left as [their] legacy something extraordinary: a world that knew itself and all of its parts." But now, George asks, with "the death of hubris and of risk-taking … what follows, what is left?" The Europeans are "now reduced to finding a way to resume the comforts of the unexceptional…. Europe has chosen comfort, and now has lost it. It sought transcendence and tore itself apart."

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Politics

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Europe's Thatcher Clones Reap What She Sowed / Politics / European Union

By: Andrew_McKillop

LAYER CAKE OF ILLUSION
The European press and media has given massive attention to the death of Thatcher, her funeral arrangements and who pays for them, the outbreak of a lot less than respect for her memory in Britain, and the supposed "like her or loathe her" game-change that Thatcher's brand of liberal economic policies produced in Britan and Europe. This past week, you could often tell the political slant of a newspaper from its treatment of the issue, and even the choice of Thatcher's picture that editors made for their front page. UK paper ommitted to exalting Thatcher, like the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail carried pictures of Thatcher against a dark backdrop with what looked like a halo around her head.

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Politics

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

What Is Or Was The European "Superstate"? / Politics / European Union

By: Andrew_McKillop

OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE
The absolutely basic problem for answering this question is that no European politician, nor European technocrat, civil servant or 'functionary' will admit there is any kind of plan to create a Superstate. They will quickly shift to talking about "convergence and integration", which basically mean the same thing. Once again the European cult of lying makes it impossible to have any rational discussion or analysis of what a "Superstate" might mean   http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article39568.html

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Economics

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Europe's Miracle Electric Economy, We Don't Need Gas / Economics / European Union

By: Andrew_McKillop

Germany's diplomatic and trade Missions in the US, on their Web site state that the official Energy Concept or Energiewende of 28 September 2010, and subsequent policy decisions through 2011 set a number of binding goals for the nation. As of 2011, but able to be raised afterwards, these goals include at least 35% of gross electricity supply to come from renewables by 2020, a 50% share by 2030, followed by 65% in 2040 and 80% by 2050. Final electricity demand in 2020, relative to 2008, must fall by at least 10%, with national primary energy demand cut by 80% relative to 2008, by 2050.

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Politics

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Does The European Union Exist? / Politics / European Union

By: Andrew_McKillop

IMPORTANT TO WHO?
The justifiably almost forgotten early 19th century French economist Frederic Bastiat is sometimes painted as an "early Austrian School" thinker - but his theories and one-liner aphorisms are also used to defend the various forms and types of "European Union". This started in the early 1950s, to organize iron, steel and coal production - all of them now Sunset Industries, in Europe. The idea of "Union" by 1956, had morphed into Euratom and the lure of almost-free and of course clean and safe nuclear power for every European. Nuclear power, today, is also something of a Sunset Industry. The first European customs and tariff union, with a few add-on political gimmicks was created the same year, in 1956, and called the Rome Treaty.

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Politics

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The EU’s Systemic Corruption Makes Solving the Crisis Impossible / Politics / European Union

By: Graham_Summers

The single most difficult aspect about analyzing market moves in Europe is the impact of the political class on just about everything.

Worldwide, politicians are not exactly famous for honesty. However, Europe is a very special case… where just about everyone is lying on just about everything involving the economy and banking system.

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Politics

Saturday, January 19, 2013

France and the UK Could Be the Lynchpins of Europe / Politics / European Union

By: John_Browne

Over the past two months, Europe's problems seem to have disappeared from the headlines. However, the new French Socialist government is pushing ahead with policies that favor significantly higher government spending, greater regulation of business and commerce, and severely higher taxes on high earners. The long term effects of these policies, which I believe will lead to further economic decline, may be given fresh scrutiny if France is drawn into a lasting conflict in West Africa as a result of its surprise intervention in Mali last week. The financial discussions that will certainly accompany a longer term strategic commitment to the region may finally make clear that one of Europe's largest economies is heading down a dangerous fiscal path.

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Politics

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Europe 2013 - A Year of Decision / Politics / European Union

By: STRATFOR

The end of the year always prompts questions about what the most important issue of the next year may be. It's a simplistic question, since every year sees many things happen and for each of us a different one might be important. But it is still worth considering what single issue could cause the world to change course. In my view, the most important place to watch in 2013 is Europe.

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Politics

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

David Cameron Wimping Along in Europe / Politics / European Union

By: Mike_Shedlock

I frequently disagree with Financial Times writer Wolfgang  Münchau, especially on keeping the eurozone and EU intact.

Today, I largely agree (but sometimes for opposite reasons) with Münchau's take in Britain’s bluster serves the eurozone well.

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Politics

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Britain Adds More Drama to the EU Crisis / Politics / European Union

By: PhilStockWorld

Courtesy of Daniel Sckolnik: “When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.”   — Meister Eckhart

While the U.S. equity market was having something of a party over the course of the holiday-shortened week, the European Union (EU) was entrenched in yet another series of issues that would seem to indicate just how tenuous the region’s alliance might be. 

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