Tag: Europe

End of Obamamania? Europe’s Tepid Reaction to Obama’s Nobel
By October 11, 2009 Read More →

End of Obamamania? Europe’s Tepid Reaction to Obama’s Nobel

European newspapers have reacted to Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize with a mixture of incredulity and scepticism. Almost without exception, newspapers across the continent (and political spectrum) are saying the award to Obama is premature and undeserved.

Lisbon Treaty: Europe’s Slow-Moving Coup d’État
By October 10, 2009 Read More →

Lisbon Treaty: Europe’s Slow-Moving Coup d’État

Irish voters have overwhelmingly approved the European Union’s controversial Lisbon Treaty, a document that will forever change the dynamics of European (and potentially global) politics. The “yes” vote comes less than 18 months after Irish voters gave the “wrong” answer by rejecting the treaty in a first referendum.

Germany Swings to the Center-Right
By September 27, 2009 Read More →

Germany Swings to the Center-Right

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cruised to victory in federal elections on Sunday with enough votes to form a new center-right government with her preferred partner, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP). The results follow a trend in which Socialist parties across Europe have seen sharp declines in their popularity.

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Eurofighter Program Saved by Compromise Deal
By September 8, 2009 Read More →

Eurofighter Program Saved by Compromise Deal

The four nations involved in the Eurofighter Typhoon military aircraft consortium signed a long-awaited contract to buy more of the controversial fighter jets. The breakthrough represents a much-needed financial boost for a program central to European defense cooperation.

Is ‘Obamamania’ Waning in Europe?
By July 7, 2009 Read More →

Is ‘Obamamania’ Waning in Europe?

A brief selection of European news stories that typify what seems to be a general trend toward a return to more negative reporting about America, its people and its president.

As Goes the West, So Goes NATO
By July 1, 2009 Read More →

As Goes the West, So Goes NATO

NATO has always been more than just a traditional military alliance because it has always been about more than just traditional military security.

NATO Struggles to find Unity of Purpose
By April 4, 2009 Read More →

NATO Struggles to find Unity of Purpose

US President Barack Obama’s debut NATO summit at the Franco-German border on April 3-4 was a triumph of style over substance. Although allies put on a public face of unity, they were unable to agree on any of the major problems facing transatlantic security. As NATO marks its 60th birthday, the Alliance is mired in […]

Europe Is Obama’s First ‘Global Test’
By November 14, 2008 Read More →

Europe Is Obama’s First ‘Global Test’

President-elect Barack Obama is already facing his first global test. It’s not coming from the usual suspects like Iran or North Korea, but from America’s “allies” in Europe.

¿Por qué los votantes irlandeses rechazaron el Tratado de Lisboa?
By June 19, 2008 Read More →

¿Por qué los votantes irlandeses rechazaron el Tratado de Lisboa?

Los votantes irlandeses dicen ‘No’ a las ambiciones de las elites políticas europeas, que desean que todos los 27 Estados Miembros de la Unión Europea ratifiquen el Tratado de Lisboa.

Why Irish Voters Rejected the Lisbon Treaty
By June 15, 2008 Read More →

Why Irish Voters Rejected the Lisbon Treaty

Irish voters said “No” to the superpower ambitions of European political elites, who want all 27 member-states of the European Union to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, which would turn the EU into a bureaucratic superstate.

Why France Wants to Rejoin NATO
By April 25, 2008 Read More →

Why France Wants to Rejoin NATO

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will decide by late 2008 or early 2009 whether France will fully rejoin the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

With ‘Old Europe’ Allies Like These…
By April 15, 2008 Read More →

With ‘Old Europe’ Allies Like These…

The recent NATO Summit in Romania showed why there is trouble ahead for transatlantic relations—no matter who occupies the White House next January.