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Nick Ottens via Atlantic Sentinel | When Greece resisted demands for spending cuts from its creditors last year, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appealed to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, for talks with the other 27 heads of government. Theresa May clearly hasn’t learned Tsipras’ lesson.
Nick Ottens via Atlantic Sentinel | In his annual State of the Union European Commission speech, president Jean-Claude Juncker’s proposals for closer EU integration is a throwback to the false dichotomy of more or less Europe. Furthermore, they contradict the “multispeed Europe” that has been endorsed by France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Nick Ottens via Atlantic Sentinel | Germans are more centrist and optimistic than most Europeans. The French and the Spanish have yet to feel the economic recovery and are more inclined to vote for parties on the far left and the far right. The Italians are even more pessimistic, yet they remain wary of extremes.
Nick Ottens via Atlantic Sentinel | Accusing Catalan nationalists of attempting to profit from a terrorist attack is not going to change minds. A little empathy, by contrast, and maybe a little bit of compromise, would go a long way.