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Brussels is angry with
Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia for allegedly lacking
solidarity and “EU values.” But the European Commission’s plan to use financial
pressure to rein in the four politically conservative Central European members
is nearly certain to backfire.
the region between Russia and Western Europe is among the most volatile parts
of the globe: in the 20th century alone, it was a major theater for two world
wars and the Cold War. As relations between the West and Russia sour, the
region may again see its fate decided by outside powers – this time, the triad
of the United States, the European Union and Russia.
General Stanislaw Koziej
Evidence that Russia tried to manipulate the outcome of the United
States presidential elections is flimsy. It is increasingly clear, though, that
EU leaders themselves are manipulating their electorates with gross anti-Turkey
populism as they try to cling to power.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
Beijing’s investment outflows are growing fast, and Europe is one of the main beneficiaries of this trend. By mid-2015, China had invested more than US$60 billion in shares of European companies, passing Japan to become the fourth-largest investor in the ‘Old Continent.’ Since 2014, Chinese investments have targeted Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, whi...
Dr. Nicola Casarini