EUROPEAN ELECTIONS: WHERE WILL EUROPE GO NOW?

By: Harry C. Blaney, III

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The European Parliament elections that lasted from May 22 to 25, were, to a degree, a bellwether for the direction of the so called “European Project” that aims for an ever closer union of European nations. They also served as a wake-up call for Europeans. Continue reading

BEYOND THE EUROPEAN ELECTION:EUROPE’S FUTURE COURSE?

BEYOND THE EUROPEAN ELECTION: EUROPE’S FUTURE COURSE?
By
Harry C. Blaney III

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Department of State Secretary John Kerry told the Yale audience at Graduation on May 18th:

“Today, the felt needs are growing at a faster pace than ever before, piling up on top of each other, while the response in legislatures or foreign capitals seems nonexistent or frozen…It’s not that the needs aren’t felt. It’s that people around the world seem to have grown used to seeing systems or institutions failing to respond… Right before our eyes, difficult decisions are deferred or avoided altogether. Some people even give up before they try because they just don’t believe that they can make a difference. And the sum total of all this inaction is stealing the future from all of us.” Continue reading