Politics and Life

Hillary Clinton is using the Wikileaks revelation as a prop for her pr offensive. She used blunt words in her Congressional hearings this week, which could be seen as too honest and provocative beside sounding as a death knell for US supremacy. But after the Wikileaks tsunami, her words were as much calculated as her… » read more

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A new populism is sweeping through the world. An investment bank is blamed for unnecesarily. Goldman Sachs is made a culprit of the Greek debt problem. Congressional hearings are held and European regulators are fulminating against the speculators. That is bullshit. Goldman Sachs helped to restructure the Greek debt. It was an open transaction. The… » read more

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New European Order

The Greek farce rewrote the dynamics of the European Union. The traditional line between foreign policy and domestic policy is blurred among the members of the European Monetary Union and so will stay for the foreseeable future. Which is, in another respect, a new phase in the ongoing EU process, namely the ever closer union.… » read more

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Financial Times is worried about the next election’s fallout as the Fidesz is the likely winner of the next election. They need to focus on Europe, not just on Hungary. In the first phase of the current crisis, weak Eastern European countries had to face the blame their developed Western fellow countries put on them… » read more

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Tony Blair for President!

The EU needs Tony Blair as its first president. The former British Prime Minister is a heavy-weight politician, who, if elected, will be a tough player in forming the EU. That is exactly what the EU needs. The EU must be focused in political issues. These kind of issues are off the table now, but… » read more

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Cutting pigs

One thing is to create equal conditions in the market. The other is implementing these rules. That sometimes is a rather bumpy road. In the EU zone, producing animal meat for human consumption requires common rules. It must eliminate local differences in order to create equal conditions for any participants. But what if it collides… » read more

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One and Only

There will no effective foreign policy till the small countries accept that only the bigwigs are counting in world policy. Just look at Reuters that covers world policy daily. Do you remember any mentioning of the Irish, Dutch, Hungarian prime minister’s remarks on North Korea, Iran or the Middle East? What they cover is the… » read more

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Coincidence

In the imaginary „EU Mapbook for Accession” there must be a roadmap about how the accession tames the unruly East Europeans and teach them the golden rule of fiscal stability, macroeconmic soundness. This idea was very popular in the ninities which, in hindsight, seems to be the period of a „roaring decade” in comparison with… » read more

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Paradox Europeans

Do not be foul. Any change in the US administration will cause no change in European attitudes toward the world order. Bush and the neocons are treated as the scapegoats for worsening the US –European relationship. Obama is treated as the leader among the equanimous, who restored faith in cooperation. In reality, this description is… » read more

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