Europa

Klaas Verplancke
Analysis

Angry Fragile World

Three years after the debts volcano on Wall Street erupted, we can see more clearly what happened: a crisis of neoliberal globalization.
Surian Soosay
Opinion

Mladic versus Bin Laden method

The US operation in May 2011 that killed 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden couldn't have contrasted more with the low-key arrest a few weeks later of Ratko Mladic, a man held responsible by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for the siege of Sarajevo, and the Srebrenica massacre, the largest mass-murder in Europe since Worl ...
MO*
Analysis

The mule and the driver

Mid April the EU signed a free trade agreement with Colombia. Now it is the turn of the parliaments involved to ratify the agreement. To remove any possible obstacles – Bogota’s human rights situation is controversial – a delegation of Members of the European Parliament paid a visit to Colombia. MO* was there too.
Niccolo Caranti
News

The EU struggles with its huge green challenge

The EU aspires to environmental leadership. At times it manages to materialise that ambition, but is uncertain whether the EU will attain its so-called 20-20-20 climate and energy targets. After all, this ambition touches the heart of our economic model. European policy on these matters is ambiguous: considerable sums of money are spent on initiati ...
Opinion

Conflict Prevention: the Ultimate Casualty of the Osh Violence?

“For years, there has been a part of the development sector that existed and expanded on the assumption that the Ferghana was soon to explode”, a former colleague in Kyrgyzstan said after the violence in the south which left between 300 and 800 dead in June 2010. “Eventually they got more than they could deal with.”
Opinion

The greener, the sooner

In a true Copernican shift, our lives will start to veritably revolve around the sun.
News

Swedes choose lagom

Not too much, not too little. That’s about the closest one can get when trying to translate the Swedish word lagom.

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