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A gift arrives for my baby daughter that sums up the modern world. Cousins in Australia have sent her a koala, not a real one of course, but a stuffed one. The label proudly states “This is another Australian souvenir designed by an Australian company handcrafted in China.” China is where things are made these… » read more

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On 25-26 March the European Council took the very significant decision to guarantee that eurozone countries will, in co-operation with the IMF, come to the aid of Greece in case it faces difficulties in servicing its debt in the months ahead. This is an important development in a crisis that has exposed not just the… » read more

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One of the founding ideas of the European Union is subsidiarity: that the EU institutions should only deal with issues that cannot be dealt more effectively by the member states. That means things like ensuring free trade between countries and fighting cross-border pollution. We are sorry to report an instance where an EU representative has… » read more

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Who is Nigel Farage?

A UKIP MEP disgraces himself and embarrasses a nation in his attack on the president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, yesterday. His apologists try to claim that the European Parliament would benefit from being a bit less consensual and a bit more controversial, but there is a world of difference between intelligent criticism… » read more

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The EU paved my way to Douala

By Davide Marchesi Towards the end of 2009 I happened to be in Cameroon for a few months. One of the first things I learnt during my stay is that transport is a real issue in Cameroon. There’s a local joke about drivers which says: “When you see a Cameroonian driving straight, you’ll know that… » read more

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