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The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...

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Reporters Without Borders to host WikiLeaks mirror site
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has opened a mirror website for the US diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks. Its address will be

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Brexit: It's Not About the EU, It's About the EZ
Hungerford, David
Counter Punch
"Politics is the concentrated essence of economic forces in motion." Forget the politics of the June 23 Brexit referendum for a minute. Let's take a look at the money.
Connexions Library: Europe Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Europe.
Croatia's entry fee
Dérens, Jean-Arnault
Le Monde diplomatique
The country has a long coastline and history of sailors, fishermen and shipbuilders, but EU membership will probably put an end to one of its oldest industries. The yards had to be completely privatis...
European Unification Divides Europeans: How Forcing People Together Tears Them Apart
Johnstone, Diana
Unification of Europe has brought about radical new divisions within Europe. The most significant split is between the people and their political leaders.
Extremism goes mainstream
Across Europe far-right parties are gaining power by forming coalitions while liberals have failed to find a coherent response
Traynor, Ian
The Guardian
Right wing extremist parties that attempt to stir up racial and ethnic prejudices have been gaining support during the recession in Europe. In Denmark, the Netherlands and Italy liberals already form ...
How Financial Transaction Taxes Make the Economy More Efficient
Baker, Dean
The efforts to implement a financial transactions tax (FTT) within the European Union (EU) seem to be finally coming to a head. While the EU is far from unanimous in support of a FTT, an effort to imp...
The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election: National Sovereignty
Johnstone, Diana
The 2017 French Presidential election marks a profound change in European political alignments. There is an ongoing shift from the traditional left-right rivalry to opposition between globalization, i...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appe...
Privatising the Oceans
Fished out in our Lifetimes
Mora, Jean-Sebastien
Le Monde Diplomatique
Long-range fishing with the backing of the EU deprives countries elsewhere in the world of employment and a crucial food source. And it is depleting the seas to the point of ecological collapse.
The Reaction to Brexit Is the Reason Brexit Happened
If you believe there's such a thing as "too much democracy," you probably don't believe in democracy at all
Taibbi, Matt
Rolling Stone
"This isn't democracy; it is Russian roulette for republics," Kenneth Rogoff recently wrote in the 'Boston Globe,' of last week's Brexit vote.
The Servility of the Satellites
The Snowden Affair and the Destruction of Effective Democracy in Europe
Johnstone, Diana
Recent revelations confirm the completion of the transformation of the "Western democracies" into something else, an entity that as yet has no recognized name. The outrage against the Bolivian Preside...
Sound & Fury
Just What Does Brexit Signify?
Bacevich, Andrew J.
Not since Y2K thretened to plunge the planet into chaos has a story provoked overwrought handwringing comparable to that triggered by Britons voting to withdraw from the European Union. By common asse...
Why They Left
Brexit was'’t the first time Europeans rejected the EU, and it won't be the last. Here's what the Left should do.
Lapavitsas, Costas
The Leave victory in the British referendum represents a moment of political confusion -- a hiatus in the opposition between social classes. No class appears capable of directing events. The ruling cl...
Why we voted leave: voices from northern England - documentary
Sumaria, Sheena
A short look at why those in the north of England mainly voted to leave the EU - from Guerrera Films.

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