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    EU Disconnect on Display in Croatian Elections

    Turnout in Croatia’s first European Union (EU) parliamentary elections on April 14 was a meager 21 percent. The low turnout is just the latest example of the disconnect that exists between EU decision makers in Brussels and average voters in the individual member states. The fact that less than a … More

    Italian Voters Reject the Ideal of “Ever Closer Union” in Europe

    The recent Italian election results prove that Europeans are becoming fed up with the European Union. Stagnant growth, rising unemployment, and public dissatisfaction are threatening to undermine the cohesion of the EU and cast the future of the European Project into doubt. While the European political elites in Brussels are … More

    Farewell to Silvio Berlusconi

    Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi announced his resignation Tuesday after Italy’s ruling coalition lost its majority in the lower house. Although parliament voted to pass a key austerity budget bill demanded by the European Union, the government suffered a series of defections which made Berlusconi’s long-term position untenable. As the … More