Brave Old World
Dispatches from the New Continent
Friday, April 22, 2016
The News from the Old World
Donald Tusk: EU needs ‘tough’ migration policies
French govt to propose extending state of emergency to cover Euro 2016
Merkel’s Blunder Doesn’t Justify U.K. Exit
Is Poland A Failing Democracy?
No hope for Hollande if he stands for re-election, poll finds
HM Treasury analysis
: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives
The Future of Schengen
Still credible? Critics round on ‘Up All Night’ movement after violence
EU report ruffles Turkey’s feathers
Macron: UK likely to pay for single market access after Brexit
. A Britain outside the EU would be ‘completely killed’ in trade talks, French economy minister warns.
Opinion: America’s Election Shame
Avoiding the New Cold War With Russia
. With two risky flyovers of U.S. military assets in a week, tensions with Moscow are high. We need to tone things down, before flyovers become bombing runs.
Will Brexit make the EU more pro-Russian?
The French Conundrum
Outnumbered, outranged, and outgunned: How Russia defeats NATO
Dangerous times’ for Europe’s journalists
. Free speech at risk as EU grapples with the migration crisis and terrorism threat.
Donald Trump’s Rise Terrifies World Leaders
. And Obama’s reassurances aren’t calming them down.
With Friends Like These
… Erdogan’s Assault on Freedom and Democracy
France’s economy minister Macron suggests ending wealth tax
How David Cameron got Barack Obama to fight Brexit
. The British prime minister made a direct appeal for the presidential visit ahead of the June referendum.
Spain summons French ambassador over wine attack
. French farmers poured 90,000 bottles of wine down the drain in protest over pricing.
Sharia Villages: Bosnia’s Islamic State Problem
Italian prime minister suggests common debt issuance to fund the response to the refugee crisis.
The Budding Autocrats of the Balkans
. From Montenegro to Macedonia, a new generation of leaders has learned to tell the West what it wants to hear while crushing democracy back home.
Europe Stretched to Its Limits
… (a long but very comprehensive report) …
Come on, Claire, wasn’t there any good news
Well, no. Not a lot.
But here’s a video of Jesper, the skiing Norwegian cat, to lift your spirits:
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