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Happy NEU Year

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following a Brexit-dominated 2016, the European Union is seeking to shore up its image in 2017. Existential challenges lie ahead, but EU officials are proposing deeper integration of member states as a way to repair a fragmenting union. Europa building To start the year, some EU officials are moving

By |January 6th, 2017|Commentary, European Union, Featured, FMP Commentary|

British Applications For Irish Citizenship Surge

Irish emergency passport Ireland's foreign ministry announced passport applications from the United Kingdom surged 41 percent in the wake of last year's Brexit referendum, CNN Money reports. Ireland has received nearly 65,000 British applications for citizenship since the UK voted to leave the EU. Citizenship applications from Northern Ireland, which is part of

By |January 5th, 2017|European Union, News, Politics, United Kingdom|

Eurozone Inflation At Highest Level Since 2013

Prices across the eurozone jumped 1.1 percent in December, resulting in inflation reaching its highest level since 2013, CNBC reports. A surge in energy prices factored heavily into the rising inflation.

By |January 4th, 2017|European Union, News in Brief|

Former Translator for US Troops Beaten, Robbed in Bulgaria

  Afghan asylum seeker Rashid Noori, who reportedly worked as an interpreter for U.S. and UK troops in Afghanistan, says he suffered a severe beating earlier this month in Sofia, Bulgaria. Noori says he has lost half of his hearing in one of his ears, and he was nearly left for dead on the street. A

By |December 20th, 2016|Afghanistan, Europe, European Union, News, Violence|

Trump-fearing Americans: A World Of Opportunity Awaits You

By JOSH FRIEDMAN If you are of the belief that a Trump presidency will be a catastrophe, now is an excellent time to search abroad for new opportunities. And if you are one of the people who threatened to move to a different country in the event of Trump winning the White House, put your

Refugees At The Edge Of The EU

Josh Friedman reports from the refugee camp beside the fence and effective detention center at the Serbian-Hungarian border.   Report from the camp outside Kelebija, Serbia: Refugee speaks from inside one of the detention centers: Hungarian authorities accused of beating and starving migrants:

By |October 30th, 2016|Afghanistan, European Union, Politics|

Messy Balkan Democracy

A billboard in the heart of Banja Luka showing Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik urging Bosnian Serbs to vote in the state holiday referendum The following is the second post of a hopefully regularly published blog on the Balkans. Read the first post here. By JOSH FRIEDMAN More than a month into a

By |October 29th, 2016|Europe, European Union, Featured, FMP Commentary, Josh Friedman|

Bulgaria’s Georgieva To Run For UN Boss After All

  European Commission VP Kristalina Georgieva walking to the Saturday night banquet at the 2016 Bilderberg conference in Dresden, Germany. Photo: Hannah Borno By JOSH FRIEDMAN After months of denying she was seeking to join the race for United Nations secretary-general, European Union budget chief Kristalina Georgieva accepted the nomination for UN boss

By |September 29th, 2016|European Union, Featured, News, Politics|
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