Bulletin issue 76

Issue 76 - 2011

European political parties are the key to EU legitimacy

European political parties are the key to EU legitimacy

Sir Julian Priestley
01 February 2011
The European Parliament sometimes exasperates its friends. MEPs have made the wrong calls on some policy questions and they delayed reforming their malfunctioning pay and allowances system until the creation of a harmonised salary scheme in 2009.
A new opportunity for EU foreign policy

A new opportunity for EU foreign policy

01 February 2011
The EU's foreign policy has not impressed many people in recent years. A wide range of views among member-states has made it hard for the EU to develop focused policies on key issues such as Russia and China.
Is Germany really rebalancing?

Is Germany really rebalancing?

01 February 2011
Germany has rightly been criticised for its dependence on exports and its huge trade surpluses. In normal times, when economies are growing healthily, trade imbalances pose less of a problem.
Bulletin
28 January 2011
Issue number 
76
Charles Grant, Katinka Barysch, Sir Julian Priestley