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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Analysis

Democratic distress in the United States and Europe

Liberal democracy is in crisis where it was long thought most securely established. In both Western Europe and the United States, polls suggest voters are losing faith in democratic institutions; polarization and illiberalism appear to be on the rise.

How Europe can upgrade its ‘convergence machine’ for greater equality

The European Union has had an image problem of late, as political forces from left and right, and north and south, like to portray it as a source of new and old economic and social problems.

European bank mergers: Domestic or cross-border?

As the European economy recovers from the global financial crisis, bank mergers are back on the agenda. While cross-border mergers have been predicted before, most European bank mergers have been domestic until now. What are the odds of cross-border mergers in the upcoming bank-consolidation wave?

The Transatlantic right has Germany’s Chancellor in its sights

Angela Merkel’s hard-right opponents have a powerful ally in the Trump administration, which apparently sees itself as headquarters of a xenophobic, right-wing International.

Time for a Migration Union?

Despite the political impasse reached among certain EU member state governments in their attempts to reform EU asylum policy, this Policy Insight argues that ‘we’re in this boat together’.

Merkel and Trump agree the ailing German military needs a boost

The German military has been, by nearly all accounts, in a woeful state. In recent years, its helicopters wouldn’t fly, its submarines couldn’t sail, and its soldiers have wielded broomsticks in training exercises for lack of guns.

As Greece ends a decade of bailouts, problems linger for Europe

As Greece prepares to emerge from one of the region’s most wrenching economic periods, its creditors are drawing up plans to ensure it is never a problem for the rest of Europe again.

Is EU retail sector equipped for 21st century?

After a thorough analysis in cooperation with EU countries many regulatory restrictions that hamper innovation and investment in the retail sector have been identified.

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