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    Why Europe Fears ‘Tax Competition’

    Back in April, after the G20 Summit, we at Heritage warned that the Summit’s attack on tax havens was, at best, an irrelevancy. At worst, it was “the start of a broader campaign to find new sources of money to tax and stigmatize as international wrongdoers states that, as an … More

    The Inspiration of Lady Thatcher

    In a small, but hugely significant move, leader of Britain’s Conservative Party, David Cameron, has formally constituted a new parliamentary grouping in the European Parliament. The ‘European Conservatives and Reformists Group’ is the first European parliamentary party dedicated to a model of European governance that protects national sovereignty. Already comprised … More

    A Friendly Eastern Neighborhood

    Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski argues compellingly in last week’s Wall Street Journal for the deepening of EU cooperation with six Eastern and South Caucasus States — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The Eastern Partnership, conceived by Poland and formally constituted under the Czech Presidency of the EU … More

    How Many Revolutions Has Obama Saved or Created?

    Last week President Barack Obama said: “It is not productive, given the history of US-Iranian relations to be seen as meddling – the US president, meddling in Iranian elections.” But now this week, Obama’s aides are saying the exact opposite: “Obama’s approach to Iran, including his assertion that the unrest … More

    Roadblocks on Russia Path to WTO

    MOSCOW – In conjunction with the St Petersburg Economic International Forum, speculations over Russia’s accession to WTO have picked up steam. On the sidelines of the Forum, Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina said Moscow stands a good chance of joining WTO by year end. The negotiations with the European Union … More

    The Labour Party and the EU Take A Beating in Britain’s Elections

    The polls said it would be bad for Labour. But no one expected it to be this bad. On Thursday, Britons voted in local county elections and elections for the European Parliament. The result was a devastating repudiation of Gordon Brown’s tottering government, and of the cause of European integration. … More

    Britain Polls, Brown Sinks

    LONDON – Britain is going to the polls today in a double-barreled election: for local councils, and to send representatives to the European Parliament. It’s hard to take either of these organizations very seriously: local councils may be responsible for delivering services, but since they raise so little of their … More

    Hague is Right: EU Threatens US-UK Special Relationship

    In a recent, high-profile article, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband stated that the Conservative Party’s European policy, which advocates Britain’s sovereignty and independence as a nation-state, threatens the US-UK Special Relationship. He argued that President Obama’s unfettered enthusiasm for further EU integration means that Britain should relinquish its foreign policy … More

    Daalder's To Do List

    Ivo Daalder was sworn in last Friday as United States Ambassador to NATO, and will be responsible for handling America’s most important multilateral alliance at a time when it is facing serious challenges. To confront these challenges and uphold U.S. interests within the alliance, Ambassador Daalder should adopt the following … More

    Russia's Plan to Sideline NATO

    Standing next to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in November 2008, then-president of the European Union, Nicolas Sarkozy called for a temporary moratorium on the planned U.S. missile defense deployments in Poland and the Czech Republic as well as an EU-Russian summit to discuss European security arrangements. This summit will take … More