Europe

US, EU Spearhead Islamic Bid To Criminalize Free Speech
By January 6, 2012 Read More →

US, EU Spearhead Islamic Bid To Criminalize Free Speech

The European Union has offered to host the next meeting of the so-called Istanbul Process, an aggressive effort by Muslim countries to make it an international crime to criticize Islam.

United States of Europe One Step Closer to Reality?
By December 12, 2011 Read More →

United States of Europe One Step Closer to Reality?

The leaders of the 27-member European Union met in Brussels on December 8 and 9 under pressure to deliver a decisive solution to Europe’s two-year-old sovereign debt crisis.

Runaway Anti-Semitism in Italy
By October 27, 2011 Read More →

Runaway Anti-Semitism in Italy

Forty-four percent of Italians are prejudiced or hostile towards Jews, according to a new research study released by the Italian Parliament on October 17.

Why Corruption Reigns in Spain
By July 13, 2011 Read More →

Why Corruption Reigns in Spain

Hardly a week goes by without news of another high-profile corruption scandal in Spain. Several theories seek to explain the phenomenon.

Europeans Are Major Force Behind Second Gaza Flotilla
By July 2, 2011 Read More →

Europeans Are Major Force Behind Second Gaza Flotilla

The Gaza Strip has become an obsession in Europe, where Socialists have joined arms with Islamists in a ‘Red-Green Alliance’ aimed at isolating and delegitimizing Israel.

The Netherlands Cuts Funding from Anti-Israel NGOs
By June 30, 2011 Read More →

The Netherlands Cuts Funding from Anti-Israel NGOs

The Dutch Foreign Ministry says it will implement “sweeping reforms” to prevent the transfer of millions of taxpayer euros from going to Dutch humanitarian aid organizations that fund anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activities and non-government organizations (NGOs) that deny Israel’s right to exist.

Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Germany
By June 9, 2011 Read More →

Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Germany

A highly-anticipated new report that examines the increasing anti-Israel activism of politicians belonging to the German Left Party has sparked a debate over the rise of anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Zionism in post-modern Germany.

A Socialist Debacle in Spain, But Uncertainty Reigns
By May 24, 2011 Read More →

A Socialist Debacle in Spain, But Uncertainty Reigns

Spain’s governing Socialist party suffered heavier-than-expected losses in local and regional elections on May 22. The party now faces pressure to call early general elections amid fears that increased political uncertainty in Spain will exacerbate Europe’s debt crisis.

Europeans React to Death of Osama bin Laden
By May 6, 2011 Read More →

Europeans React to Death of Osama bin Laden

Leading newspapers and magazines in Europe have provided saturation coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden. Although initial media reaction in Europe was overwhelmingly supportive of the American commando operation, media outlets in many countries quickly regained their composure and anti-Americanism has now returned as their default position.

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Free Speech on Trial in Austria
By January 21, 2011 Read More →

Free Speech on Trial in Austria

The trial of Austrian anti-Sharia activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for “denigrating” Islam has major implications for free speech in Europe.

European Union: Global Security Actor or Paper Tiger?
By March 15, 2010 Read More →

European Union: Global Security Actor or Paper Tiger?

The future direction of European defense is at a crossroads. On the one hand, the NATO experience in Afghanistan has cast into stark relief the limits of European military capacities, not only at the operational but also at the political levels. On the other hand, the recently enacted Lisbon Treaty offers important new opportunities to […]

Spanish Presidency of the EU: High Hopes, Low Expectations
By February 13, 2010 Read More →

Spanish Presidency of the EU: High Hopes, Low Expectations

Spain holds the six-month rotating presidency of the 27-member European Union from January through June 2010. The following analysis explains the domestic political and economic context facing the Zapatero government during Spain’s EU presidency. It then examines in greater detail several of the Zapatero government’s stated priorities for Spain’s EU presidency, and then closes with […]