Visa Waiver Program Tariff
Somehow, I don’t think this is what people had in mind when Obama said he would be creating jobs. According to an article by the Associated Press reported at Yahoo News, the European Union is up in arms about a new proposed fee for tourists to the United States from people in countries who are not required to obtain a visa to enter the country*. | Read More »
European Election: Victory for the right
Between June 4 and June 7, citizens of 27 European countries voted in a new 736 seat European Parliament. The European Parliament website contains provisional results. This parliament and this election may have a significant impact on a number of patterns in international politics and business. It is worth summarizing some of the results. Going into the elections, there were several questions. First, would the | Read More »
The obligatory “Yet another British MEP unloads on PM Gordon Brown” post
As I understand it, British MEP Nigel Farage had his own rant aimed squarely at UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown just a few minutes before the sensational dressing down from MEP Daniel Hannen began. The word “devalued” also features prominently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1waGanUNt0 With all of the attention Hannen got, Nigel must be feeling a little under appreciated!
Czech president compares EU to Soviet Union
Cross posted to The Political Class. Buy that man a beer! BRUSSELS – The European Union has turned into an undemocratic and elitist project comparable to the Communist dictatorships of eastern Europe that forbade alternative thinking, Czech President Vaclav Klaus told the European Parliament on Thursday. Klaus, whose country now holds the rotating EU presidency, set out a scathing attack on the EU project and | Read More »
Will there be anything left for us?
We’ve been beating our heads against the wall lately wondering about the futureof the Republican Party, what we will become and where we will end up. We’vebeen hemming and hawing about Obama’s policies and the downward spiral of the economy. To many of us Obama’s Change will be literally that, change…pocket change to be exact because that’s all we’ll have left. But with all the | Read More »
Our allies prepare for Obama’s damaging economic policies
This morning’s WSJ notes an agreement between Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and French President (and rotating EU President) Nicolas Sarkozy to expand trade relations: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France signed an agreement Friday to begin negotiations for a free trade pact between Canada and the European Union. A Canada-EU study released last week outlines the joint economic benefits of | Read More »