Crimea joins Russia after referendum. Will others follow and how can the EU react?
Member and neighbour States / Politics

Crimea joins Russia after referendum. Will others follow and how can the EU react?

The multiplayer chess game, so analogous in the international political arena nowadays, has just shifted up a gear. The Cold War era of the Soviet Union and the US dominating the chess board is over and new major players are emerging such as China and the EU, alongside less powerful and experienced players like Brazil … Continue reading

When Switzerland shoots itself in the foot
Member and neighbour States

When Switzerland shoots itself in the foot

Some days ago, Swiss people voted by a narrow majority to limit immigration, following a UDC (Union démocratique du centre, Democratic Union of the Centre) party’s proposition mainly targeting European Union’s people applying to work and/or settle within the Helvetic Confederation. Just after the outcome was published, the European Union and most of the Member … Continue reading

5 reasons why David Cameron’s discourse on the EU is mistaken
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5 reasons why David Cameron’s discourse on the EU is mistaken

Several studies, including those realised by the government and the Parliament, highlight the positive role of EU membership for British businesses and for the British people as a whole. Other studies show that immigrants, in particular European ones, contributed more in taxes over the past decade than they claimed in benefits. Moreover, the UK has … Continue reading