Post Tagged with: "EU"

The Road to Scotland: Sturgeon’s choice

The Road to Scotland: Sturgeon’s choice

November 17, 2016 at 3:43 AM

With the recent high court decision on Brexit, and its upholding in the Supreme Court, three paths now face the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in her quest to achieve independence. The ruling Scottish Nationalist Party’s (SNP) dream of achieving the full independence of modern Scotland from the rest ofRead More

Narcissist Fading European Nations- Catalonia as Symptom

Narcissist Fading European Nations- Catalonia as Symptom

October 27, 2016 at 6:12 PM

Guest OpEd- With three earlier pieces republished, this is Alfons Lopez Tena‘s first original contribution to InPRA. He writes on issues and topics pertaining to Catalonia and European politics.  The steady relative decline of the once-mighty European countries offers a fascinating  deep insight into the darkest corners of the ebbing nations’ psyche,Read More

Money and Secession: Looking at Catalonia

Money and Secession: Looking at Catalonia

October 14, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Guest OpEd: Alfons Lopez Tena is joined by Elisenda Paluzie for this piece. She is an associate professor of economics and the Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Barcelona University.  It is difficult to make predictions, especially about a hypothetical future, but the impact of independence on economics -for bothRead More

European Union (And its army?)- European Defence Union

European Union (And its army?)- European Defence Union

September 12, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Following the British referendum to exit the European Union, the concept of a European Defence Union is quickly making way. The UK was one of the most adamant opposition of any involvement of the EU in Member State internal affairs or to provide a stronger military connotation to its externalRead More

Brexit 101

Brexit 101

June 26, 2016 at 4:30 PM

The United Kingdom has voted in favor of ending its 43-year relationship with the European Union. Britain’s exit from the EU will have far reaching consequences and we can expect to see some important changes in the coming months.   The Process   The referendum that took place in theRead More

Schizophrenic nature of the UK’s referendum

Schizophrenic nature of the UK’s referendum

February 11, 2016 at 2:04 PM

A referendum is the most democratic element in our (relatively) modern-day representative democracies and the only element to bring it close to the direct democracy nature of its ancient past.  So what can we make of UK’s referendum ? Yet having one is not necessarily an indication of a healthy democracy:Read More

Downgrading the EU: Same-sex marriages and political reluctance

Downgrading the EU: Same-sex marriages and political reluctance

July 23, 2015 at 2:25 PM

The United States does not discriminate, does Europe want to follow suit? By excluding the Greek crisis from news headlines, there is undoubtedly one story that dominated the media over the last few weeks, whether being printed, broadcasted or Facebook: the historical ruling by the US Supreme Court which, ironically,Read More

Left in Disarray: Syriza’s Betrayal

Left in Disarray: Syriza’s Betrayal

July 23, 2015 at 8:43 AM

At a time of crisis, Europe requires a variety of policy initiatives from all sides of the political spectrum. Only then can it ensure participatory democracy among its union’s member states.

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Norway: My Irresponsible Refuge?

April 21, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Fifteen years after my feet touched Norwegian soil, however, the Government is about to make it much tougher for many foreign nationals to immigrate to Norway. The timing for the imposition of these restrictions couldn’t be worse.

Restraining the Bear: NATO, Eastern Europe, and Russia

Restraining the Bear: NATO, Eastern Europe, and Russia

March 22, 2015 at 2:18 PM

The post-Cold War order has come to an end and NATO, after 13 years of out-of-area operations in Afghanistan has returned home, returned to its original mission of collective self-defense.