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Belgium proves Brexiteers right

The CETA fiasco has seriously diminished the EU’s reputation as an organisation to do business with. Any other country thinking about doing trade deals with the EU will now think twice. [...]

Brexit is a question of liberty

The referendum’s real question is whether in its current state the EU is a club that freedom-loving democrats happily want to belong to. Next week we will find out the answer. [...]

Brexit’s history lessons

A British withdrawal from the emerging EU superstate would be a strong move toward a more competitive Europe. It would be a Europe returning to the strengths of its diversity. Even if Niall Ferguson does not agree. [...]

A mess of Merkel’s own making

The German Chancellor may not politically survive the disaster she has created — and that would be well deserved. The collateral damage of her failing would be a Europe that sees the resurrection of nationalism, borders and political extremism. [...]

The divisions thwarting a united Europe

As ironic as it seems, it is the EU’s overreach that could turn out to be its own undoing. And it could be the failure of the EU’s supranationalism that will trigger a widespread return of the nation-state. [...]

The EU’s corruption problem

Almost three quarters of businesses in EU member states report widespread corruption, yet the issue has received little policy attention to date. [...]

A banking union to pool all risks

It could take a while until European leaders recognise that the answer to the failings of European integration does not always have to be even more integration. [...]