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Today’s ruling elites of Europe have renounced its
new political movements as “nationalist” and “populist,” and accuse some member
states of no longer following democratic principles. In reality, though, it is
Brussels’ overreaching ambitions that bring up the specter of autocratic rule
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
Indonesia, the world’s largest exporter of palm
oil, has been clearing significant areas of its tropical forests to make room
for palm plantations. The EU is alarmed and wants to discourage the policy by
reducing palm oil imports. This counterproductive
approach to preventing tropical deforestation already has backfired.
South Koreans are critical of their country, but this is good. Critical self-evaluation is a virtue. The country is an example of how continuous improvement works. Nothing is taken for granted; flexibility is the norm. Through this continuous process, difficult challenges can be met and overcome.
With eyes fixed on Greece, Europe’s politicians and media are ignoring a weighter economic and geopolitical threat - ‘Brexit’. The United Kingdom is the European Union’s second-largest economy and a military and political heavyweight; it is also the world’s oldest parliamentary democracy and an ardent promoter of free markets and decentralisation. What would the EU...
Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth