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July 19, 2013 8:06 AM How the European Union May Overreact to Security Concerns

The Financial Times has an editorial warning gravely that the European Union may overreact to the PRISM surveillance program revelations. If recent leaks about US internet surveillance spur Europe’s political leaders to press ahead with a proposed privacy directive, so...

By Henry Farrell

May 14, 2013 8:07 AM The European Union is Getting More Unpopular with Europeans

Pew has a very interesting new survey out on attitudes towards the European Union among citizens of eight EU countries. Here are a just a few of the more interesting results.First, attitudes towards the EU are getting worse. While there...

By Joshua Tucker

March 21, 2013 11:45 AM How Do You Know If Someone is Gay?

As the U.S. Supreme Court is getting ready to consider gay marriage, the European Court of Justice (ECJ, the European Union’s highest court) is asked a very different question pertaining to gay rights: how do you determine whether someone is...

By Erik Voeten

January 28, 2013 10:36 AM David Cameron’s EU Magical Mystery Tour

David Cameron has just taken a colossal gamble with the future of his and my country and of Europe. In a speech delivered at the Bloomberg offices in London on 23 January – symbolic of the Tories’ true heartland, the...

By James Wimberley

January 23, 2013 2:00 PM Will the British EU Referendum be an Inside-Out Version of the Dissolution of Czechoslovakia?

Earlier today David Cameron made public what had been speculated for a while now: if the Conservatives are re-elected to another term in office, then the UK will hold an in/out referendum on EU membership in 2017 or 2018. A...

By Joshua Tucker