From 1979, this man kept tabs on the EU’s worsening verbal diarrhoea

by Rashmee

Posted on July 2, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Words matter, and the European Union shows just how much. In the years …

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The US, EU and Democracies Anonymous, a new mutual aid fellowship

by Rashmee

Posted on June 29, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA Renaud Lassus, minister counsellor for economic affairs at the French embassy …

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After Brexit, the French urge Europe to rethink the language of Shakespeare

by Rashmee

Posted on January 23, 2021


It’s not particularly surprising that the French sent up a trial balloon within a few …

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Tree-hugging pandemic therapy, home-delivered litter. What will governments do next?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2020


In August, this blog explored “unique” government jobs that push up against the category of …

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Geopolitics and conscious uncoupling – up to a point

by Rashmee

Posted on September 18, 2020


‘Conscious uncoupling’ became famous – both as a term and a concept – in 2014, …

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France and Italy are food and beverage superpowers

by Rashmee

Posted on September 15, 2020


There’s no question that Europe’s food and beverage superpowers are France and Italy. Half of …

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More European Union? The ‘frugal four’ are pushing back against Franco-German largesse

by Rashmee

Posted on May 21, 2020


Some say there’s “18% more union”. That’s what Bloomberg opined anyway. It said that the …

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Europe won’t admit that ‘ever closer union’ means the California-Mississippi issue

by Rashmee

Posted on April 8, 2020


Europe has a big problem. It doesn’t want to acknowledge that “ever closer union” requires …

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Coronavirus or not, Europe uses Albania to show it’s business as usual

by Rashmee

Posted on March 25, 2020


The European Union (EU) is trying business as usual, pandemic or not, and it’s using …

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Friday, the 13th: It’s taken a virus to show up European disunion

by Rashmee

Posted on March 13, 2020


Italy asked Germany to send face masks and testing kits. It was China that answered …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK