Parlamento Europeo

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Rifts in the European Parliament

Something has come apart in the European Parliament, and this may end up being a healthy development, although it gives rise to some cause for concern as well. Half-way through a five-year legislative term, a Social-Democratic President usually follows a Christian-Democrat predecessor. Or vice versa. This has been the [...]

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Is China a market economy?

This is not a rhetorical or academic question, since the way it is answered by the Europeans in December will determine whether there is an even greater rise in the Asian giant’s exports to the EU, which is split on the issue and with the protectionist tendency in the [...]

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Europe contaminated

Europe needs to change, to reinvent itself. That is the message of the European elections. Towards another Europe, a combination of more Europe in some ways, less in others, and especially, a better Europe. But the election results are discouraging. Progress will be held back by the low turnout, [...]

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Elections, finally European?

The first direct elections to the European Parliament were held in 1979, when it had very few powers. The forthcoming elections to be held in May of 2014 will be the first to have a truly European-rich content, with a Chamber with a high degree of competencies and in [...]
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