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Obama or Romney: What differences for Europe?

With the tightening U.S. Presidential race in its final stages, Europeans are coming to grips with the prospect of a Romney foreign policy.  President Obama remains a slight favorite according …

Plotting Parameters of Partnership: Turkey, Germany and Europe.

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened a new Embassy in Berlin this week and used that platform to assert not only Germany’s importance for Turkey, but also to …

What America’s Election Means for Europe

This text by AGI President Jack Janes originally appeared as part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s ongoing series entitled “Strategic Europe.”  The elections on November 6 will not fundamentally …

The Elusive Banking Union

The gathering of European leaders in Brussels is successfully meeting the very low expectations observers had at the onset. As we wrote at the beginning of the week, this summit …

Completing the Euro: A road map towards fiscal union in Europe

This report entitled Completing the Euro: A road map towards fiscal union in Europe, originally published by Notre Europe, explores the steps that lie ahead for Europe, specifically the euro zone …

Lowered Expectations

Just a few days before the next European Union summit in Brussels begins, it is time to lower expectations. This will not be one of those gatherings that lends itself …

The Nobel Nudge

The response to the Nobel committee awarding this year’s peace prize to the European Union has been a mixed bag − and predictably so. The cynics pointed to the struggles …

A Long Road of Reconciliation

The European Union was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize is recognition of the progress made over the past sixty years on a continent once rife with war and conflict.  …

The Nobel’s New Narrative

With the recent awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, AGI takes a look at what some of Europe’s leaders are saying about the meaning of the …

Work Still Remains

At a recent luncheon event in Washington DC, I was reminded of how fragile the western economy is. A president of one of the 12 U.S. Federal Reserve Banks warned …

The Unsinkable Euro-Dollar Exchange Rate

Why is the euro crisis different from all other sovereign debt crises?  The euro’s exchange rate has remained remarkably stable.  The euro has depreciated by only 7 percent versus the …

Election 2013: Germany’s Campaign Commences

Last weekend, the national election season in Germany got an early start.  The battle for the Bundestag and the office of Chancellor in September of 2013 is just now getting …