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A math exercise for the EU: finding the least…

The wide differences between the expectations of member states are threatening with a no budget situation. The EP is in fact so worried by...
Christopher Tapp
3 min read

MFF: winning an uphill battle

Exactly as expected, there were more against the Finnish MFF proposal (“negotiating box”) than those supporting it. The EP and most of the Eastern...
Christopher Tapp
4 min read

Evaluating the Finnish Presidency: Great Promises Worse-Than-Expected Execution

The six months of the Finnish Presidency flew by like a second and by now it’s time for the Croatian Presidency to work day...
Christopher Tapp
3 min read

Greta Thunberg – a more correct picture

Beyond the marketing – the quick rise of Greta and all those behind it First, let me be clear. I’m not against Greta Thunberg....
Marta Loeb
1 min read

Everything that’s wrong with Macron’s enlargement non-paper in 2…

Christmas is around the corner, everyone’s busy with planning, baking, buying, wrapping and decorating, so I’ll try to keep this as short as possible....
Marta Loeb
3 min read

A few reasons for EU enlargement

It’s been 16 years since the Thessaloniki Summit where EU membership was promised to the states of the Western Balkans. Most of them are...
Christopher Tapp
3 min read

Give the kids those damned marshmallows

Sinterklaas is here. Mountains of chocolate everywhere. Looking at the kids walking on the streets with their goodies and wanting to eat “just one...
Marta Loeb
3 min read

Ready, set, roll

After a few changes and a slight delay, the von der Leyen Commission finally got the green light from the Parliament. In theory, nothing...
Marta Loeb
1 min read

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