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France’s EU Economy-Finance Comissioner Discusses His Experiences and Visions Regarding the Future of Europe

By  Axel Krause   Paris, March 14, 2017 Picture credits: Geert Vanden Wiljngaert (AFP) This second of two interviews with two leaders is with Pierre Moscovici, who turns 60 in September and thus is of the same generation as seasoned US […]

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America’s Recent Envoy to the European Union Discusses His Experiences and Visions on the State of Trans-Atlantic Relations

By Axel Krause   Paris, March 13, 2017   Uncertainty.   No single word I think better summarizes the current state and mood on both sides of the Atlantic and notably as it relates

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Bulgaria To Inaugurate Reform Minded President: Judicial Reform is A Top Priority

By Robert J. Guttman December 14, 2016 While America will be inaugurating a new independent non-politician Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 so will the European Union and NATO member

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Resignations of Prime Ministers in Italy and France and a pro-EU vote in Austria, Set the Stage for Approaching Elections throughout Europe Pitting Rightist Populists Against Establishment Leaders

By Axel Krause   Paris, December 7, 2016   Until Sunday, what the BBC's European editor Katya Adler described as « screeching headlines » evoked a far-right, Nazi-inspired candidate for president swooping to power

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Trump-inspired, Nationalistic Populism Mounting Fast in Europe, Notably in Austria, Italy and France

By Axel Krause   Paris, December 1, 2016   Germany's influential magazine Der Spiegel online last week proclaimed Donald Trump's victory not only a « political earthquake » at home, but « bolstered both right-wing

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Fidel Castro Ruz (1926-2016)

By James Baer November 29, 2016 Fidel Castro Ruz died on November 25 at the age of 90. He was one of the most notable figures in Latin America for

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Top European Leaders, Still  Perplexed and  Worried By Donald Trump’s Election, are Urging Him to Reinforce Close Cooperation on TransAtlantic Defense and Trade Issues

By Axel Krause   Paris, November 14, 2016   It was no real surprise. Far-right, populist leaders in France, Italy, Britain, and Hungary, among others, notably Russia's Vladimir Putin  almost immediately cheered

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Brexit Breversal?

Paris, July 5, 2016   By Axel Krause Saturday's enthusiastic, pro-EU demonstrations in London by many thousands for a second referendum on whether or not to leave the EU was only

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Greek Leaders Bow to Tough Reforms; Defusing a Nightmarish EU Crisis

Buguéles, France, July 15, 2015 By Axel Krause   Barely a week or so ago, deadlocked, acrimonious  negotiations between Greek leaders and the nation's creditors over easing record, multi-billion-euro debt and

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Launching Historic French Frigate for a U.S. Tour Highlights Outlook for Increasingly Strong TransAtlantic Cooperation and Leadership

Rochefort-sur-Mer France September 12, 2014 By Axel Krause This past weekend many throughout the Western alliance  worried if a Washington-EU led initiative to enforce a shaky cease-fire in the Ukraine would

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