Tuesday

30th Aug 2016

Column / Crude World

Is Nord Stream II dead?

Russia state-controlled Gazprom plans to build Nord Stream II gas pipeline on its own after partners pull out.

Opinion

A marriage of convenience

The West has nothing to fear from the convenient meeting of the minds between Erdogan and Putin. Both countries are strictly following their strategic national interests, which sometimes clash heavily - as can be seen in Syria.

Brexit: EU needs to better defend itself

National leaders need to bring tangible proof of the benefits of the EU to their citizens, and remind them why they joined in the first place.

EU's Kosovo meddling risks Balkans chaos

The EU and the US are is unfairly pressuring Kosovo to ratify a border deal with Montenegro against the will of the opposition. It could bring trouble to the Western Balkans region.

EU-Turkey relations after the coup

Turkish democracy is deteriorating and drifting towards authoritarianism, as the government uses the failed coup as an excuse to purge opposition ranks.

How to fix the EU 'revolving door'

Barroso's move to Goldman Sachs screams out the need for EU institutions to create a real ethics panel that inflicts financial and other sanctions on people who sell out the public they once served.

Column / Brexit Briefing

A very British (and Corbynite) coup

Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to be re-elected as Labour leader might be successful thanks to freshly registred supporters. But Britain's main opposition party will remain clueless in a crucial moment for the country.

Column / Brexit Briefing

The battle for Maggie Thatcher’s handbag

The next UK prime minister will be a woman. That, at least, is clear. Not much else is in the race between Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom for the Tory leadership.

Brexit is an opportunity for EU defence policy

With the UK out, the EU will lose an important contributor to its security and defence policy, but also one of the member states that blocked the most progress in this policy area.

The revolving Brexit door

It is neither in the interest of the UK remain camp nor the UK national interest to quickly trigger Article 50.

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Column / Crude World

Mr. Putin goes to China

The Russian leader's recent visit to Beijing shows that whereas China is going full steam ahead, Russia’s Asia pivot is slowly running out of steam.

Column / Brexit Briefing

Brexit vote devours UK's Labour Party

Britain's referendum was instigated by the Conservatives, but the result has left Labour staring into the abyss.

Column / Brexit Briefing

Leach the poison from the political well

At the end of a campaign, in which hyperbole, exaggeration and flat-out lies have masqueraded as debate, it’s still not too late for a positive case for EU membership or leaving the bloc to be made.

Sustainable energy must be citizen owned

Europe cannot afford to take the wind out of its energy transition. People and communities must be guaranteed the right to take energy production and energy savings into their own hands.

Column / Brexit Briefing

The Tories' last EU battle?

With eurosceptic MPs drawing knives on David Cameron, the EU membership vote has become a fight for the Conservative Party's soul on Europe.

Pride 2016: Let's not turn back time

EU politicians should attend gay Pride marches to stop illiberal forces in the EU from turning back the clock on basic civil liberties, such as the freedom to assembly.

Column / Brexit Briefing

Turning the EU migration debate on its head

Costs and benefits of migration are one of the main issues in the EU referendum campaign but the debate is mostly based on myths.

Stumbling towards Brexit

When Britons enter polling booths on 23 June they will be voting as much with their hearts as with their heads, and that puts the Remain campaign in big trouble.