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by | Mar 30, 2019

Tsunamis are nature’s surprise party. The sky is blue, the waves lap the shore gently, as usual. No reason to pack up the beach towel — much less run to the car and drive at top speed as fast as…

by | Mar 26, 2019

The European Parliament is about to vote on contentious new regulations that threaten to reshape how the internet operates. This will end a debate started in 2016 over two key provisions to the EU’s Copyright Directive, Article 11 and Article…

by | Mar 11, 2019

Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger famously asked, “Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” Since the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, that question has been unanswerable because Europe never spoke with one voice. For the last dozen…

by | Dec 11, 2018

American companies are warning the European Union that plans to tighten copyright protections will have unintended consequences that will greatly curtail Europeans’ ability to access online content. The EU is now debating a new copyright directive, with the greatest points…

by | Dec 5, 2018

Until earlier this week, French citizens were tearing through the ancient streets and magnificent boulevards of Paris, setting fire to everything in sight; pouring manure on French national treasures and generally defacing any symbol of French greatness they could locate….

by | Nov 19, 2018

There is little doubt that the UK is fed up with interference from Brussels in its domestic and economic affairs. Having willingly entered into a collaborative framework with Europe under the Maastricht Treaty of 1993, with even earlier antecedents, many…

by | Oct 19, 2018

In a week that saw members of Congress plead to President Trump to help companies affected by his tariffs, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office indicated it was opening trade discussions with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. “We…

by | Oct 18, 2018

If the liberal consensus was correct about nationalism, world order, and Europe, Czechs and Slovaks would today be preparing for war. Instead, they are — quite literally — celebrating the 25th anniversary of their “Velvet Divorce,” which created two new nations…

by | Oct 11, 2018

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó (See-YAR-toe), was at the United Nations last month for the opening of the UN General Assembly. He offered The American Spectator an exclusive interview on the European Union’s “revenge” against Hungary for…

by | Sep 13, 2018

Earlier today, members of the European Parliament voted to censure the government of Hungary under EU Rule Article Seven. This is the first time the European Parliament has triggered Article Seven, though the European Commission did it to Poland in…

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