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The battle for Juncker does not pit the British against Europe's democrats. It is a power grab by the European Parliament, combined with self-interested haggling by governments.
Eurozone governance is politically unsustainable: its rules and institutions favour creditor over debtor countries. Eurozone policy-makers need to change direction before it is too late.
German investment is low while German borrowing costs are at record lows. Convincing the German government to invest will not be easy, for political reasons.
A group of experts finds that, after leaving the EU, the UK would face an invidious choice: sign up to the single market’s rules, or suffer economic damage.
The EU needs economic and political federalism. And it should be more respectful of democracy. That means Jean-Claude Juncker should become Commission president.
The Commission needs a strong president. But if the Parliament gets its way and imposes a ‘designated candidate’, the Commission will have a weak leader.
The West and Russia both support devolution in Ukraine. But unless Ukraine first makes central government work, increased local powers will make things worse.
The EU’s decision to get tougher on Israel’s settlements can damage beneficial co-operation. Steps can be taken in order to manage these tensions.