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България, Балканите и света

Europe Needs a Migration Reset (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 02.10.2019   By Claus Sørensen   The new European Commission under President Ursula von der Leyen must regain control over migration while respecting the dignity of those seeking a better life. To do this, it needs to reset the European Union’s approach in four areas, mobilizing member states in the European interest. BRUSSELS – More than 900 migrants trying to reach Europe have drowned in the Mediterranean so far this year. Meanwhile, the rescue ships Open Arms and...   прочети повече

What’s Right About France’s Overtures Toward Russia? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 01.10.2019   By Dominique Moisi   French President Emmanuel Macron's new policy of engagement toward Russia carries significant risks – not least because Russia persists in the behaviors that caused its relations with Europe to deteriorate in the first place. But seeking a rapprochement makes more sense than persisting with failed Western efforts at containment. PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron is convinced that now is the right time to reset relations...   прочети повече

The Mainstreaming of Corruption (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 01.10.2019   By Sławomir Sierakowski   Unethical behavior by populist parties across the West has forced traditional parties to abandon their own moral standards. And the evidence suggests that if mainstream politicians want to try to beat populists at their own corrupt game, their supporters will reward them for it. WARSAW – As we have seen in recent years, domination by a populist party can lead to the deep polarization of an electorate. But it also erodes the ethical fabric of...   прочети повече

Who Should Hold Europe’s Arms? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 30.09.2019   By Sophia Besch   Although the EU has one of the world's strongest arms-export frameworks, the rules are not enforced. If Europe is to have any chance of deepening defense cooperation, let alone creating a defense union, that must change. BERLIN – Earlier this year, Germany decided – over the objections of France and the United Kingdom – to extend its arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, reflecting concerns about the legality of the Saudi-led...   прочети повече

What’s Freezing Europe-Russia Relations? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 30.09.2019   By Joschka Fischer   French President Emmanuel Macron is right to worry about the disintegration of the global arms-control regime and a Russia that is increasingly tied to China. But given that the divide between Russia and the European Union is over fundamental values, there is no reason to think that the relationship can be improved anytime soon. BERLIN – Although the European Union and Russia are part of the same landmass, they don’t have all that much in...   прочети повече

When America’s President Can’t be Trusted (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 29.09.2019   By Kent Harrington   US President Donald Trump's efforts to bury a whistleblower complaint that has been referred to Congress by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community offers an early indication of what to expect in the 2020 presidential campaign. If US intelligence agencies do not toe Trump's line, they will become Public Enemy #1 for his base.  ATLANTA – The White House is trying to prevent the House Permanent Select Committee on...   прочети повече

New Weapons for the ECB (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 29.09.2019   By Yanis Varoufakis   Continued reliance on European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s weapons will probably succeed in keeping quasi-insolvent states and banks afloat. But it will do so only at the expense of deeper stagnation and uglier political tensions. ATHENS – During his tenure as President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi forged a variety of weapons that he deployed to shield the eurozone from menacing deflationary forces. Without...   прочети повече

An Innovation Agenda for Europe (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 28.09.2019   By Manuel Muñiz, Marietje Schaake   The European Union has everything it needs to be a global leader in technology and innovation. The EU’s new leadership team should therefore act immediately to create a strong innovation ecosystem, complete the digital single market, and robustly defend free, open, and rules-based competition. BRUSSELS/MADRID – The European Union’s new leadership team must reform and deepen the bloc and strengthen its global...   прочети повече

What’s Wrong with the News? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 27.09.2019   By Alexandra Borchardt   The rise of data analytics has made journalists and their editors confident that they know what the people want. Why, then, did almost one-third of respondents to the Reuters Institute’s latest Digital News Report say that they regularly avoid news altogether? OXFORD – The British public can’t get enough news about Brexit – at least, that’s what news platforms’ data analytics say. But, according to the Reuters...   прочети повече

Preventing Cold War II (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 26.09.2019   By Kemal Derviş   At its founding in the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations was conceived above all as the guardian of a rules-based multilateral order that would ensure peace. Today, the UN must play a more active guardianship role – and help prevent another costly and potentially catastrophic superpower conflict. WASHINGTON, DC – When world leaders gather in New York later this month for the annual United Nations General Assembly meetings,...   прочети повече