The Visegrad Group: Good intentions, but wishful thinking

The Visegrad Group (Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic) believe that it is possible to change the EU from the inside, by bringing it back to its roots as a coalition of independent states. In this regard, the Group’s intentions are good, but wishful thinking—the EU only knows how to do one thing: deeper integration.

Open letter to the British government: Keep calm and walk away from Brexit negotiations

In your efforts to ensure your country’s smooth transition away from EU membership, you have met more than one stumbling block. Between restoring British legal supremacy, settling your accounts with the EU, and establishing functioning borders, your attempts to define a future relationship with the EU have fallen short. It’s time to keep calm and walk away from Brexit negotiations.

German coalition talks collapse: Don’t blame the FDP, blame Merkel

If a government is not formed in coming weeks, Germans could return to the polls in early 2018. Many have blamed the free-market liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) for walking away from the talks, but a simple analysis allows for a more accurate conclusion: the blame for Germany’s political crisis lies squarely on the shoulders of Angela Merkel.