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July 6, 2016 |
Thanks to Brexit and the fact that our largest EU trading partner is no longer in CETA, the Council of Canadians is calling on Trudeau to do a proper cost-benefit analysis of CETA.
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U.K. referendum: The first liar never stood a chance

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The result of the June 23 U.K. referendum on EU membership has shattered the illusions of both "remain" and "leave" voters.

The vote was supposed to set aside differences over Europe. Instead it has increased national divisions within the U.K., weakened the currency, stampeded stock markets, driven the prime minister from office, and endangered the tenure of the Labour party leader.

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Brexit may be what happens when economic considerations overtake us

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As I write this column, the results of the Brexit vote aren't known, though the voting is on. That suits me fine. I have no idea what I hope will happen.

The Leavers were led by former London mayor Boris Johnson, who's like Trump, starting from the hair, but with a sense of self-clownishness: more Rob Ford than Donald. He likened the EU to Nazi Germany, simplifying the choice.

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U.K. voters face a choice between Brexit and the European dream

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On May 9, 1950, Foreign Minister Robert Schuman made a radical proposal to the French cabinet, which adopted it after heated debate. Simultaneously, the proposal was communicated to West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer who welcomed it enthusiastically the same day. The U.K. Labour government would reject it.

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Jennifer Loewenstein: Why suicide bombers target European cities

April 20, 2016
| Following the attack on Brussels, politicians talk about preventing more attacks and the media discuss the effect of security measures on civil liberties, but there’s little focus on why it happened.
Length: 15:54 minutes (14.56 MB)

Making refugees welcome at Moira Refugee Camp

Across the European Union laws and policies are being passed by governments to deter refugees from emigrating to their countries.  Denmark was recently in the news for its new law that makes residency more difficult to get and confiscates the belongings of immigrants. Switzerland and several southern states in Germany have laws about confiscating the belongings of refugees that are above a certain value.

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Finance trumps democracy in Greece

July 30, 2015
| Greek voters rejected austerity in a referendum only to see their government approve the very economic measures they had just voted against. Louis Philippe Rochon says Greece needs to leave the EU.
Length: 13:45 minutes (12.6 MB)
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| July 17, 2015
Greek Junta
| July 5, 2015

As negotiations continue for Greece: why you need to understand the Delphi Declaration

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This piece was originally published at counterpunch.org and is reprinted here with permission.

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