Merkel, Brexit, and the Future of Europe

There was no doubt about who was the star attraction at this week’s plenary session in Strasbourg.   Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, now running on borrowed time, delivered a flagship speech to the European Parliament. But while Merkel’s vision on the future of Europe was the highlight of the week, it was another (albeit…

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The Future of Europe: Is Romania Up To It?

Just a few months before the start of the Romanian Council Presidency, the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, presented his views on the future of Europe to the European Parliament on 23 October.   The Romanian Council Presidency comes at a critical time due to the daunting challenges the EU is currently facing, ranging from…

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