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How Europe’s Populists Lost the EU Game of Thrones (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 30.07.2019   By Sławomir Sierakowski   In the European Union's leadership negotiations this month, populist governments failed not only to act as spoilers, but also to secure any concessions at all. They now have every reason to worry that they will be held accountable for their routine violations of the rule of law when EU funds are disbursed. WARSAW – The conventional wisdom about European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s confirmation by the European...   прочети повече

Which Way Now for the EU? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 29.07.2019   By Kemal Derviş   Calls for Europe to strengthen its “strategic sovereignty” often imply that a more integrated European Union should become the third pillar of a “G3” world alongside the United States and China. But if the EU tries to become a pure power player in a transactional game of realpolitik, Europe’s soft power will weaken. WASHINGTON, DC – With the main European Union institutions preparing for a change of leadership this...   прочети повече

The Crisis of Anglo-American Democracy (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 29.07.2019   By Jeffrey D. Sachs   There is an obvious answer to the question of how the world's two oldest and most venerable democracies installed disordered minds in power and enabled them to pursue unpopular policies. But there is also a deeper explanation. NEW YORK – How did the world’s two most venerable and influential democracies – the United Kingdom and the United States – end up with Donald Trump and Boris Johnson at the helm? Trump is not wrong to...   прочети повече

Expanding America’s Expansion (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 28.07.2019   By  Laura Tyson , Lenny Mendonca   Having undergone its longest expansion on record, the US economy appears to be thriving. But behind the headline numbers is a more complicated story: wages are growing, but not as fast as they should be; and inequalities based on place, race, gender, and other factors remain unacceptably high. BERKELEY – The United States is enjoying the longest economic expansion on record, surpassing the decade-long growth run between...   прочети повече

Women on Top in the World’s Democracies (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 28.07.2019   By Nina L. Khrushcheva   In today’s world, men continue to hold disproportionate power, which they often use in ways that prevent women from gaining more. But, judging by the fast-growing number of women on the political stage – and given that they include fascists, liberals, greens, and socialists – the days of male supremacy are numbered. MOSCOW – US President Donald Trump’s recent declaration that four Democratic congresswomen of...   прочети повече

Can Europe Become a Global Player? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 27.07.2019   By Mark Leonard   As the nominee to serve as the EU's next High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell will have an opportunity to update Europe's approach to foreign policy. Chief among the challenges facing the bloc is to reassert its own sovereignty in an age of great-power politics. BERLIN – The last five years have not been kind to the European Union’s foreign-policy prospects. A new great-power...   прочети повече

Post-American Networks (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 27.07.2019   By Anne-Marie Slaughter , Elina Ribakova   In an effort to bend the Iranian regime to its will, the Trump administration has fundamentally undermined one of America's primary sources of global power and influence. With the United States no longer trusted to oversee global financial flows, new networks are emerging to offer countries alternatives to the dollar. WASHINGTON, DC – In today’s world, access to global networks is a critical source of...   прочети повече

Putin Doesn’t Care About Economic Growth (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 01.07.2019   By Vladislav Inozemtsev   The Russian economy is at a standstill, with GDP growth having averaged just 0.4% annually from 2014 to 2018. And Russia’s economic prospects are unlikely to improve substantially anytime soon, for a simple reason: Putin’s indifference. MOSCOW – Even Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most loyal followers would have to admit, if only to themselves, that this year’s televised call-in program – an annual event...   прочети повече

Boris Johnson’s Big Lie (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 30.06.2019   By Guy Verhofstadt   While Boris Johnson, the likely successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May, takes his country down a path of diminished trade, the European Union is negotiating one of the largest free-trade agreements in the world. One really has to wonder what the "buccaneering" Brexiteers have to complain about. BRUSSELS – Three years after the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum, the UK is no closer to figuring out how to leave the European...   прочети повече

Bad News for the World’s Poorest (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 29.06.2019   By Ceyla Pazarbasioglu   The weak state of the global economy conceals an even gloomier story: the worsening plight of the world’s poorest people. Slower growth will make their climb out of poverty even harder, which is why the world must support a range of bold policies to help them. WASHINGTON, DC – The global economic mood is souring. At their meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, earlier this month, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors warned that...   прочети повече