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    Global Financial Crisis=Minnow. Entitlements Crisis=Whale.

    That’s a bit of an exaggeration. No serious person can deny the importance of the global financial crisis. We can only hope that the U.S. and Britain don’t get swept away by its urgency and agree to a lot of European and Russian proposals that would make it worse, and … More

    The Outlines of the G-20 Deal Emerge, And They’re Not Good

    In the run-up to the G-20 summit in London on April 2, a curious division has emerged. On one side stand the U.S. and Britain, both sounding like continental Europeans in their enthusiasm for deficit spending. On the other stand France and Germany, rejecting stimulus packages but eager to impose … More

    The EU’s Insecurity Policy

    For nearly 20 years, the European Union has been gearing up for a “Common Foreign and Security Policy” with the goal of being able to flex some real global muscle.So, Europeans will take care of their own corner of the world instead of waiting around for the U.S. to come … More

    The Unelected, Unaccountable EU and the G20

    Proving the old adage that no crisis should go to waste, the unelected European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, has called for Europe to “speak with one voice” at the G-20 summit to be held in London on April 2. It is reported that Americans and Europeans are at odds … More

    One (Small) Reason For Optimism at the G20 Meeting

    The European Union (EU) is once again lecturing America on its economic policies, and thanks to President Obama’s policies and his allies in Congress, the EU is right and America is wrong. Europe, like the United States, is plunging into recession. France saw a stunning 13.8 percent decline in industrial … More

    "The Largest Protectionist Racket in the World"

    Dangerous currents advocating protectionism are alive and well on both sides of the Atlantic. A “Buy American” clause in the latest U.S. stimulus package may have been eased to avoid violation of bilateral trade agreements, but its protectionist intentions remain. But the European Union is in no position to lecture … More

    The Great Carbon Collapse

    In the UK Guardian last month, a leading European energy executive warned that Europe’s carbon market was becoming a “new type of sub-prime tool.”  More analysis from the article: The EU’s emissions trading scheme was set up as a market solution to cut greenhouse gas pollution from industry. Polluters were … More

    Europe’s Answer to the Financial Crisis?: Bigger Government

    Right now, the world has too little capital, too few jobs, and too little growth. So what do Europe’s leaders want to do? Press for yet more job-killing regulation and more investment-stifling oversight, with a heaping helping of “global governance” on top. If this wasn’t so dangerous, it would be … More

    Europe Creates an Army

    The European Parliament has voted in favor of creating a European army. Although the initiative has a typically innocuous sounding acronym, SAFE (Synchronized Armed Forces Europe) it represents a major step toward the EU’s takeover of Member States’ armed forces. SAFE will be directed by an EU directorate, with its … More

    EU Legitimacy Disintegrating

    Czech President Vaclav Klaus, an EU Head of State and current President of the European Council, has been dealt another vicious insult by the European Parliament. Speaking before the plenary session in Brussels yesterday, he criticized the juggernaut of EU integration and the democratic deficit felt between the EU and … More