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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. [...]

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. [...]

Integrating migration

What do societies gain from migration? What are the social, political and cultural effects of an increasingly mobile global workforce? What problems could arise from the integration of migrants? And how can those problems be mitigated? [...]

A fatal threat to the European project

The Paris terror attacks are not just a terrible tragedy for those killed or injured and their families. Last weekend’s events have severe political, strategic and economic implications, which could haunt France and the entire EU for years to come. [...]

Germany’s existential refugee crisis

As if Europe did not have enough problems to deal with before the refugee crisis, it is now faced with an even greater challenge: To deal with millions of underqualified migrants. [...]

The growing cost of Europe’s welfare trap

The challenge for Europe’s societies is to ensure that those migrants coming in will not remain welfare-dependent forever but find a way into productive society quickly. On that front, unfortunately, there is just not much reason for optimism. [...]