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Poland demands harsher sanctions, Germany follows hesitantly

Amidst the renewed arguments about whether sanctions are enough or not against Russia (as some saw the rapid recovery of the ruble from the...
Leslie Zelinka
2 min read

Europe once again between the hammer and anvil

Europe stands united behind Ukraine and is, as of now willing to pay the price of this decision. As many analysts have pointed already...
Marta Loeb
4 min read

Is something rotten in the Netherlands….

Though I’m not a great believer of „national characteristics”, a.k.a. stereotypes, e.g. that every Scotsman is miserly and every American is brash, but I...
Christopher Tapp
3 min read

Why the EU should maybe reconsider its attitude towards…

As the fourth (third? fifth?) wave of COVID hit Europe and as all eyes were fixed on Glasgow, a little tit-for-tat in Brussel was...
Marta Loeb
5 min read

Who will pay for the gas bill?

One has to wonder why the recent spike of energy prices caught the leaders of Europe completely off guard. Josep Borrell said that sharp...
Christopher Tapp
3 min read

Do the next right thing…

It has a fancy name, called Euroscepticism. Itis present in each and every member state. (Even more so in the one that took it...
Christopher Tapp
3 min read

The boring realities of rule of law debates

The last few days saw a lot of events. Starting with yet another set of leaked offshore documents, this time called Pandora Papers. The...
Marta Loeb
4 min read

New job opening in Germany: Negotiator-in-Chief

It’s still too early to name the next chancellor of Germany (or is it not? – given the chaos inside the CDU/CSU leadership), but,...
Marta Loeb
3 min read

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