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Why Germany’s decision to join the fight against Islamic State is so significant – and misguided

bundeswehrGermany’s parliament has voted to join the military campaign against Islamic State in Syria. Ahead of the decision, foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier argued that his country could no longer “get by” without fighting IS.

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Can the EU challenge China’s proactive role in Africa?

18273561514 aa3126abb7 kWhen Chinese premier Xi Jinping unveiled some US$60 billion in deals at the recent China-Africa summit he underscored just how robust Beijing’s relationship with the continent has become. The impression from the media is that China is becoming the main external actor in Africa, and may even now be dominant. However, the European Union still has powerful cards left to play.

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Is Brexit a good idea? Lessons from Norway on the advantages of EU membership

21851425122 0f5d296472 bA Brexit would not only entail heavy losses to the UK from diminished international trade, foreign investment, financial globalisation and migration. It would also increase them by the loss of politically-driven benefits, say Professors Nauro Campos, Fabrizzio Coricelli and Senior Research Fellow Luigi Moretti.

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Brexit: On passe enfin aux choses sérieuses?

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Souveraineté, libre circulation des biens et des personnes, droits fondamentaux...: la liste des exigences du Premier ministre britannique est désormais connue pour éviter que celui-ci n'apporte son soutien à une sortie du Royaume-Uni de l'Union européenne. Mais celles-ci, présentées après de larges consultations en amont avec les chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement des vingt-sept autres Etats membres sont-elles vraiment préoccupantes? L'analyse de Jean-Paul Jacqué, Professeur émérite à l’Université de Strasbourg, Directeur général honoraire au Conseil de l’Union européenne et président du PEAP.

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