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The Elusive Banking Union

The gathering of European leaders in Brussels is successfully meeting the very low expectations observers had at the onset. As we wrote at the beginning of the week, this summit …

Completing the Euro: A road map towards fiscal union in Europe

This report entitled Completing the Euro: A road map towards fiscal union in Europe, originally published by Notre Europe, explores the steps that lie ahead for Europe, specifically the euro zone …

Lowered Expectations

Just a few days before the next European Union summit in Brussels begins, it is time to lower expectations. This will not be one of those gatherings that lends itself …

The Nobel Nudge

The response to the Nobel committee awarding this year’s peace prize to the European Union has been a mixed bag − and predictably so. The cynics pointed to the struggles …

A Long Road of Reconciliation

The European Union was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize is recognition of the progress made over the past sixty years on a continent once rife with war and conflict.  …

The Nobel’s New Narrative

With the recent awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, AICGS takes a look at what some of Europe’s leaders are saying about the meaning of the …

The Unsinkable Euro-Dollar Exchange Rate

Why is the euro crisis different from all other sovereign debt crises?  The euro’s exchange rate has remained remarkably stable.  The euro has depreciated by only 7 percent versus the …

A Trying Transformation

Watching the celebration of Franco-German friendship this past week in Ludwigsburg should give anyone a reason to believe in the power of reconciliation in international affairs. Both Chancellor Merkel and …

Poland and Further Enlargement of the Euro Zone: Chance for Poland, Chance for Germany

Amid the euro crisis it seems elusive to think about further enlargement of the euro zone. After all, the political elites, the media, and the common European people are busy …

October 3: Marking Milestones, Pursuing Processes

This week, Germany celebrated its unity for the twenty-second time on October 3. It is not one of those more prominent milestones such as a twentieth anniversary, but it serves once again …

Constitutional Challenges and Choices

The next time Chancellor Merkel and President Obama get together, they could compare notes on their experiences with waiting for an important decision from their respective Supreme Courts. In June, …

After the Decision is Before the Decision

Professor Russell Miller is a Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University School of Law, as well as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of German Law Journal. Professor Miller has also co-authored an upcoming …