EU Tested On World Stage

Has the European Union over played its hand? It seems that when soft encouragement was given to those in Ukraine, who favoured closer ties with the EU, no end game was considered. The Ukraine government fell and was replaced without elections. Russia reacted and so Ukraine is divided. It was clear from the start of […]

EU Contenders Must Engage

What impact will the EU Lead Candidates have during the May Elections? The idea that vitality and energy would be introduced to the campaign by the European Groupings fielding a single candidate to front their campaigns, may not quite work out in practice. There are five main groups putting forward their chosen candidate to front […]

Can Juncker Deliver?

I was pleased to meet Lucinda Creighton TD when I attended the European People’s Party (EPP) congress, which was held in Dublin last week. The purpose of the congress was to select that party’s nominee for the position of President of the EU Commission. Lucinda was there in her capacity as a Vice President of […]

Is The EU Ready To Be A World Player?

This week, the EPP Election Congress will be held in the Conference Centre here in Dublin. Here they will select their front runner for the position of Commission President. The leading contenders are former Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Juncker, French EU Commissioner, Michel Barnier and former Latvian Premier, Valdis Dombrovskis. The winner of this […]