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The Macron Method

Posted by hkarner - 30. Mai 2017

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May’s mandate melts

Posted by hkarner - 29. Mai 2017

Date: 26-05-2017
Source: The Economist

THERESA MAY, Britain’s prime minister, called a surprise election for June 8th arguing that she needed a strong mandate for negotiating Brexit. The pound rallied on the news, in the belief that a large Conservative majority would allow Mrs May the flexibility to do a deal with the EU, and see off the hard-liners among her party.
For a while, it looked as if the plan was going well. The Conservatives had a 20-point lead in some polls. But the party’s campaign, heavily reliant on the appeal of its leader and the repeated use of soundbites like “strong and stable”, has been misjudged. The manifesto launch was disastrous and included a pledge to charge the elderly (a key Tory demographic) for social care. That pledge was quickly reversed, but Mrs May’s refusal to admit to an obvious U-turn undermined her strong leadership claims. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Post-Brexit EU Unity May Not Hold

Posted by hkarner - 26. Mai 2017

Date: 25-05-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal By Simon Nixon

The biggest surprise of Brexit has been the remarkable cohesion of the remaining 27 EU members. But it may not last.

The biggest surprise of Brexit so far has been the remarkable cohesion of the remaining 27 members of the European Union. In fact, no one has been more surprised by this unity, which manifested itself immediately after the referendum and has solidified since, than the EU itself.

The 27 nations have resisted the British government’s diplomatic efforts to pry them apart. Even a whistle-stop tour of European capitals by Prince William’s wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, couldn’t stop EU leaders from agreeing to their hardline Brexit negotiating guidelines in just four minutes.

The bad news for the U.K. is that this unity is likely to hold when formal negotiations begin. That’s partly because the interests of the EU27 really are aligned. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Poland’s EU Isolation Spells Trouble Ahead

Posted by hkarner - 22. Mai 2017

Date: 22-05-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal By Simon Nixon

Warsaw has pushed for a looser union, but other members are openly debating deeper integration

These are delicate times for Poland’s relationship with the European Union.

The political upheavals in Europe over the past year took many by surprise, but few have been so wrong-footed as the Polish government. Until last June, Warsaw’s diplomatic priority was to forge an alliance with the U.K. to push for a looser European Union.

When this strategy was blown apart by Brexit, Warsaw continued to call for a looser EU, arguing that this was the best way to prevent further populist revolts. Now Poland looks strategically isolated for a second time: following Emmanuel Macron’s election as president of France, it is deeper integration that now tops the EU agenda. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Brexit or Breakup?

Posted by hkarner - 18. Mai 2017

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Die Achillesferse der Briten im Brexit-Poker mit der EU

Posted by hkarner - 14. Mai 2017

14. Mai 2017, 08:00 derstandard.at

Richtig ernst könnte es werden, wenn die EU London die billionenschwere Abwicklung von Finanzgeschäften untersagt

Frankfurt/Wien – Alle paar Tage die gleiche oder ähnliche Nachricht: Banken mit Sitz in London kündigen an, Jobs nach Frankfurt, Paris oder andere Finanzmetropolen in der EU zu verlegen. HSBC, UBS, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank und viele andere große Institute werden hunderte, in einigen Fällen sogar tausende Stellen in Großbritannien streichen. Ob London mit einem Abgang von Finanzleuten im kleinen einstelligen Bereich davonkommt oder ob der befürchtete Exodus bevorsteht, hängt stark von einer Frage ab: der Zukunft des Euro-Clearings. In der Finanzwelt werden allein am Devisenmarkt billionenschwere Geschäfte abgewickelt – am Tag, um sich gegen Währungsschwankungen oder Zinsveränderungen abzusichern oder von Kursentwicklungen zu profitieren.

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How Emmanuel Macron’s Vision of the EU Could Further Marginalize Britain

Posted by hkarner - 12. Mai 2017

Date: 11-05-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal By Simon Nixon

French president-elect’s impact on U.K. lies less in Brexit negotiating stance than in prospect of more cohesive bloc

The heart of the Brexit debate was over how Britain could best maintain its status as a core rather than peripheral country in Europe. Brexiters claimed the U.K. could never be central to the European Union while remaining outside both the eurozone and the border-free Schengen travel zone. Remainers argued the U.K. played an outsize role in shaping the EU—not least in creating the single market, supporting the EU’s eastward expansion and helping shape its trade policies—and that it was quitting the EU that risked turning Britain into a peripheral country.

This debate has acquired a new relevance following Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election on Sunday, but not for the short-term reasons one might think.

Much time has been devoted in recent days to examining the entrails of Mr. Macron’s campaign pronouncements to divine what his election augurs for the prospects of a Brexit deal. But this is the wrong question. Sure, the election of his rival, Marine Le Pen, would have been a disaster for the U.K., plunging the continent into chaos, sapping the EU’s political capacity, and increasing the risk of a disorderly Brexit. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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France Returns to Europe

Posted by hkarner - 11. Mai 2017

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The Macron Miracle

Posted by hkarner - 11. Mai 2017

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Banksy’s View of ‘Brexit’? It’s in the Stars

Posted by hkarner - 10. Mai 2017

Date: 09-05-2017
Source: The New York Times

The artist Banksy left a mural in Dover, England, depicting a workman chipping away at a star on the European Union flag.

LONDON — The three-story mural showing a workman chipping away at one of the 12 stars of the European Union flag appeared mysteriously in Dover, England, over the weekend, at once banal and symbolically poignant.

Before the paint had dried, social media was swirling with the well-trodden guessing game as to whether the intricate stenciled imagery belonged to Banksy, the enigmatic and anonymous guerrilla street artist whose work has graced walls from Britain to the West Bank.

The mystery was solved when Banksy posted photographs of the work on his official Instagram feed on Sunday, perhaps timed to coincide with the French presidential vote — which, as it turned out, the young and ardently pro-European Union former investment banker Emmanuel Macron won decisively. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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