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Chinese FDI Growth In Developed Countries Soars; Germany Emerges as a Preferred Target for Chinese Investment (7/19)   Print E-mail
By European Affairs

Burgeoning Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by China into the developed world is the focus of a recent report issued by The Bertelsmann Foundation, and aptly titled “Cash in Hand: Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. and Germany.”

The report’s scrupulously documented numerology on the increase of Chinese investment abroad is coupled with the eye-popping suggestion that Germany may ultimately overtake the U.S. as the leading destination for Chinese cash. read more...

 

Of Turkey, Syria and Europe (6/28)   Print E-mail

By Michael Mosettig, Former Foreign Editor, PBS News Hour

In a twist of fate, Turkey may provide the backdoor for deeper European and NATO intervention in the Syrian crisis. But whatever happens to Syria, the European Union is no closer to opening its front door to Turkey. read more...

 

Euro Crisis Has Washington on Edge (6/19)   Print E-mail

By Michael Mosettig, Former Foreign Editor, PBS News Hour

Washington policy wonks are so worried about the euro that a luncheon speech from German Vice Chancellor and Economics and Technology Minister Philipp Röesler packed a hotel ballroom. Sponsors of the event, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, said they haven't pulled in this kind of crowd in two decades.

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Hollande’s Socialist Party Wins Parliamentary Elections in France (6/18)   Print E-mail

By Justine Revenaz, Editorial Assistant at European Affairs

Francois Hollande, who last month unseated incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy to win the French presidency, has added, in Sunday elections, a convincing victory in the parliamentary elections for his Socialist Party. Hollande said earlier on national TV that without a working majority in parliament he would be "a conductor without an orchestra."

Out of 577 total seats in the National Assembly the Socialists won 280 with another 34 from two allied parties, giving the parliamentary bloc 314 seats and a very responsive orchestra for Mr. Hollande, considerably more than the 289 needed for an absolute majority. Sarkozy's party, Union for a Popular Movement, won 194 seats.

The parliamentary victory is important for Mr. Hollande, to pass the legislation necessary to honor the promises he made during his campaign. Those promises include promoting economic growth with regulation, creating jobs, and strengthening the euro and protecting the eurozone. Mr. Hollande's victory will showcase him as a strong newcomer at the G20 meetings in Mexico.

 

Fiscal Pact –Tally—Updated as of June 11, 2012   Print E-mail

As the European Union faces the most serious crisis in its founding, NINE eurozone countries have ratified the Fiscal Pact, designed to bring stability and increased fiscal discipline to the 27-nation union.

The Pact, approved in January, by leaders of 25 of the 27 EU countries (UK and Czech Republic withheld support) requires ratification by 12 eurozone members to become effective in January 2013. As shown in the Institute of International and European Affairs chart below, nine eurozone members have ratified the pact— Demark, Greece, Ireland , Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Romania. National parliaments ratified the Pact, except in Ireland, where ratification was by nationwide referendum.

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THE FERTILITY PARADOX   Print E-mail

Rapid recent changes in patterns of family life and reproduction are nothing short of revolutionary.

Men’s economic role in women’s lives is decreasing. In the U.S., women now outnumber men in higher education; young, single childless women earn more than their male peers; and according to author Liza Mundy (The Richer Sex) in almost 40% of marriages, the woman earns more than the man.

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THE FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE FACTOR: REACTIONS TO FRANCE’S NEW PRESIDENT (May 14)   Print E-mail

By Federico Santi, editorial assistant at European Affairs

Reactions to the victory of François Hollande, the first socialist to hold the French presidency since 1985, have dominated the news for days as leaders and observers around the world assess the impact that his victory, along with the tumultuous election in Greece, will have on the way Europe will deal with the current economic crisis and the swirling debate on austerity versus stimulus for growth.

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EU AUSTERITY AND REFORM: A COUNTRY BY COUNTRY TABLE (Updated May 3)   Print E-mail

By Zachary Laven and Federico Santi

In response to the sovereign debt crisis in Europe the Fiscal Compact was signed in March by every EU member state except the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. The fate of this Compact has been made uncertain by the elections in France and Greece, which are seen as a popular rejection of its terms and effects. Inspired by Germany and other proponents of fiscal discipline in Europe, the pact aims to prevent excessive deficits requiring bailouts like the ones needed by Greece, Portugal, Ireland, and Hungary. It requires national budgets to be in balance or in surplus, the EU’s new “golden rule.” The treaty will enter into effect on January 1, 2013, if by then twelve out of the 17 members of the Eurozone will have ratified it.

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GLOBAL PRESSURES RISE AGAINST EU AIRLINE EMISSION FEES (May 2)   Print E-mail

By Zachary Laven, European Affairs Editorial Assistant

In the tug-of-war over new EU rules levying carbon taxes on airlines’ flights, the U.S. has signaled for the first time that failure to change or at least postpone the European plan could hold up future progress on global climate-change talks.

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