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Meet the Next President of the European Commission
By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Meet the Next President of the European Commission

Juncker’s appointment as Commission president implies that the European Union will seek to centralize yet more power at the expense of national sovereignty.

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European Elections: “No to Europe, Yes to Europe”
By May 30, 2014 Read More →

European Elections: “No to Europe, Yes to Europe”

Euro-skeptics face a daunting set of long-term challenges to stop the seemingly relentless march toward European federalism. In the near term, however, the impact of their electoral victories will be felt the most at the local and national levels.

European Court Undermining British Sovereignty
By January 17, 2014 Read More →

European Court Undermining British Sovereignty

An ever-expanding list of controversial rulings issued by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) are fueling accusations that unelected judges at the pan-European court are usurping the judicial sovereignty of individual European nation states.

EU, Israel Reach “Compromise” on Science and Settlements
By November 27, 2013 Read More →

EU, Israel Reach “Compromise” on Science and Settlements

Israel and the European Union have reached a tentative agreement on a compromise formula that will make it possible for Israel to participate in a prestigious and financially lucrative European scientific research program.

EU Regulations: “Dictatorship of the Bureaucrats”?
By November 1, 2013 Read More →

EU Regulations: “Dictatorship of the Bureaucrats”?

Critics say the seemingly endless number of bans, prohibitions, restrictions, regulations and edicts being enacted by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels—many of which are being justified by eco-related concerns—smacks of paternalism. They claim it is over-regulation, and an unacceptable intrusion into the private lives of 500 million EU citizens, who should be allowed to make their […]

Europe: Anti-Israel or Anti-Semitic?
By September 20, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Anti-Israel or Anti-Semitic?

A group of former European leaders have called on the European Union not to ease or delay the implementation of new rules that would prohibit the EU from funding Israeli institutions based or operating anywhere beyond the Green Line, including eastern Jerusalem.

EU Blacklists Hezbollah: Not Really
By July 22, 2013 Read More →

EU Blacklists Hezbollah: Not Really

A decision by the European Union to place Hezbollah on its terrorism blacklist is likely to have only a limited impact on the Lebanon-based, Iranian-financed Shiite militant group.

Europe Rolls Over for Hezbollah Blackmail
By March 7, 2013 Read More →

Europe Rolls Over for Hezbollah Blackmail

Several Western countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands officially classified Hezbollah as a terrorist organization many years ago. But the European Union has steadfastly resisted calls to sanction Hezbollah.

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 […]

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.

A400M Project Highlights European Defense Paradox
By June 19, 2009 Read More →

A400M Project Highlights European Defense Paradox

  France and Germany have decided to wait another six months before determining the fate of the troubled A400M military transport plane.

Franco-Spanish Sub Dispute Shows Challenges Facing EU Defense Market
By May 28, 2009 Read More →

Franco-Spanish Sub Dispute Shows Challenges Facing EU Defense Market

  As if to illustrate the challenges facing an integrated European defense market, the French naval shipyard DCNS is suing Spain’s leading state-owned shipbuilding firm, Navantia, for allegedly stealing trade secrets relating to the Scorpène submarine project.