2016 saw us lose legendary musicians and even a member state, and it made us face terror and fear. 2017 leaves us most of the problems and does not promise any answers. The EU must begin to reinvent itself.
Once all arguments have been exchanged, all cards are on the table, advocacy meetings are in danger of turning into open-ended rituals, no results to ever be expected – to the frustration of everyone. And yet, on some policies, in some sectors, it does not happen once, but over and over again. We take a look at why that happens and how to get out of it.
CAN POLITICIANS JOIN COMPANIES THEY REGULATED, OR SHOULD THEY BE PROHIBITED TO DO SO? HOW REVOLVING SHOULD REVOLVING DOORS BE? BARROSO’S MOVE TO GOLDMAN SACHS BRINGS THESE QUESTIONS TO OUR MINDS AGAIN. THIS BLOG LOOKS AT THE OPTIONS: LEARNING FROM PRIVATE BUSINESS AND THEIR NON-COMPETE CLAUSES MAY BE ONE SOLUTION, PUBLIC INTEREST AND PROTEST THE OTHER.
FRUSTRATION NOT ONLY ON THE SIDE OF VOTERS, BUT ALSO ON THE SIDE OF DECISION-MAKERS. JUNCKER WANTS FREE TRADE. BUT HE IS TIRED OF VOTES. HIS PROBLEM: GOVERNING WITHOUT OR EVEN AGAINST THE VOTERS DOES NOT WORK IN DEMOCRACIES. THIS BLOG IS WHY AND HOW THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION SHOULD COMMUNICATE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS.
AFTER THE BREXIT DECISION, STOCK MARKETS PLUMMET, POLITICIANS RESIGN, EU PASSPORTS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND AMONGST BRITISH EXPATS, IN SHORT: THE EU WORLD IS A MESS. WHILST MOST ARE BUSY RESTORING SOME KIND OF ORDER, WE LOOK AT WHAT GOT US THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.