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Shale gas could slow the increase in Europe's dependence on imported gas. But it will not be the game changer it has been in the US.
London keeps Britain afloat. But the city's wealth is dependent on its openness to immigrants, which is threatened by the country's increasingly hysterical immigration debate.
The Commission should be strong and independent. But as it becomes dependent on the European Parliament, it is losing the respect of national capitals.
The protests in Turkey show Erdogan's leadership style is at odds with the more pluralist and modern society that his government's EU-inspired reforms have fostered.
The European Commission should manage more development aid. This should be spent on programmes which best meet human needs, irrespective of foreign policy priorities.
The euro crisis has hit the EU's legitimacy. Part of the answer is to give national parliamentarians a bigger role in the EU.
The CER's commission was launched this week. Policy experts, economists and business people will examine the economic case for and against EU membership.
Germany’s uncompromising stance is short-sighted, and poses a greater risk to its economic and political interests than a ‘grand bargain’ with the French and Italians.