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Last Sunday, Austrians were voting for the second time to elect their president. The past elections, in May, had been annulled by the constitutional court following irregularities in the counting procedure in several constituencies. Alexander Van der Bellen, a Green politician who ran as an independent, had then won the elections with a very small… » read more

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Whose values? 2/2

Following ECFR European Foreign Policy Scorecard I find one important question for national policy makers: how relevant are global governance and EU foreign policy for different groups of states? We have witnessed the dominant behaviour of the biggest states (France, Germany, UK) and scorecard shows relative inaction of Greece, Latvia, Romania, Lithuania, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Malta,… » read more

Slovenia’s government is teetering and any candidate for an interim foreign minister should be given ECFR scorecard to propose how to improve country’s foreign policy profile within EU. Recently ECFR issued the European Foreign Policy Scorecard that provides a systematic annual assessment of Europe’s performance in dealing with the rest of the world. The scorecard assesses the… » read more

The economies of Central and South America offer huge opportunities for European business. But Carlo Secchi doubts whether the EU is doing enough to develop its relationship with the region SPRING 2008 By 2050 Brazil and Mexico will be among the world’s six leading economies. Does the European Union care? Perhaps, but almost certainly not… » read more

  The EU system shoots itself in the foot when it levels trade defence measures against low-cost competitors, warns Henrik Isakson of the Swedish National Board of Trade. SPRING 2008 The bottom line is that the EU really should not, under the guise of countering unfair trade, restrict competitors from exploiting natural comparative advantages just… » read more

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