The green wave a good thing for a new Europe

The parliamentary elections in Europe have a surprise winner but it will take time for many, particularly in the U.S. Congress, to digest its impact. The new force in the European Union is that of the Greens, protagonists of an electoral triumph in Germany where they won more than 20 percent of the vote. This…

Things have to change in Europe but they may not

The European elections of May 26 are keeping many European citizens breathless but at the same time reality tells us that the voting will be a waste of breath. The epochal charge of the sovereign nationalistic forces that threaten Europe from its eastern gate will not disrupt the orderly democratic course of united Europe, no…

Trump Makes No Friends In Europe

No progress was made at the meeting of the G7, the first attended in Europe by President Donald Trump. In fact, the summit of the seven countries took a few steps backward and the climate of suspicions and misunderstandings between the European members, Japan and Canada on one side and the United States on the…

At stake in election: Europe’s future

Rather than judging European elections with American parameters that do not apply, Americans should take some comfort from the fact that the French elections have proven that France has voted against decline and the interference of terror. The outcome of the election (correctly anticipated by the polls, unlike the November election in the U.S.), is…

The Stormy Politics of Europe

Americans may not be aware of it, bombarded as they are in the trial by fire that is the interminable American presidential election, but something very disruptive is happening in Europe, where the migrant crisis has set in motion the galloping populism and the resurgent nationalism that threaten the laboriously built edifice of the European…

Europeans watching U.S. race for President

Europeans, who are by far the foreigners most interested in American elections, are anxiously asking themselves: is a self-proclaimed socialist electable in the premier capitalist nation in the world? One would think that the answer would be a resounding “yes, why not?” And yet the conservative voters in Europe, who are still a thin majority,…

The new face of Europe

The “Schengen Fortress.” This is the moniker that is being given to the new face of Europe brought about by the Islamist terror. Schengen is familiar to those Americans traveling to Europe as the border arrangement that allows them to travel freely almost everywhere on the old continent once a legal entry is made into…