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Jacques Delors, in Alternatives Economiques, has produced an absorbing analysis of the current problems facing European integration. He rightly attributes the lack of interest in Europe of public opinion to the fading of memory as to the original aims of reconciliation, solidarity, freedom and the end to war. He identifies three reasons for the lack… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

In my first post of 11 October 2007, I wrote: “This is the beginning of an unknown journey for me. I hope that you find I have something worthwhile to say and that you will bear with me until I professionalise my blogging.” All I can say that I knew I was talkative but not… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

The second EU-China High Level Economic & Trade Dialogue (HLD) ended today in Brussel. A debriefing will be posted next week. The Financial Times published an op-ed today by the leader of the Chinese delegation, Vice-Premier Wang Qishan, under the title, “China and Britain need to join hands over crisis” Readers may be surprised that… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

The following interview in Chinese has appeared on over 250 Chinese websites. It is accurate except on the theme of the heading. You will see that I say that US policy substance has not necessarily changed. EU scholar says U.S. “policy substance” toward Europe remains unchanged by Xinhua writers Wu Liming, Ban Wei PRAGUE, April… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

The following will shortly be published in the College of Europe’s new e-journal, EU-China Observer: Now that the dust has settled, the results of the much heralded G20 summit in London on 2 April can be reviewed. There is consensus that there are grave, linked economic and financial crises. There is no consensus on their… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick