Tag - europe



Jul 11, 2014
If only the U.S. had stayed out of WWI
Did U.S. intervention in the latter stage of World War I end up in just prolonging the European slaughter? David A. Stockman, first-term budget director for President Ronald Reagan, says it did as well as trigger a cascade of offenses later on in the 20th century.
Jul 1, 2014
Escaping Moscow's bear hug in Eastern Europe
Three former Soviet republics — Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine — have now signed association agreements with the EU, but it would be naive to think that Russia will give up easily on influencing their geopolitical decisions.
Jun 21, 2014
EU should embrace Albania's pot industry
If Brussels considered legalizing marijuana throughout the EU, then Albania, with its well-developed cannabis industry, could be welcomed to the union as a country with a legitimate, honorable specialization.
Jun 13, 2014
Europe needs greater unity in multipolar world
One aspect of the Ukraine crisis that both Russia and the West need to understand is that the rest of the world appears to be relatively unconcerned about it.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Tokyo: South Korea, France, the Netherlands and Spain
A South Korean sales rep, two Dutch Embassy workers, a French consultant and a Spanish ventriloquist discuss their teams' chances in the World Cup.
Jun 3, 2014
Sex and drugs to be counted in Europe's GDP
In the next few months all EU countries that do not already include illegal and gray-market businesses in their gross domestic product calculations will have to do so. After all, there is no substantive difference between the services of a prostitute and a corrupt bureaucrat.
May 23, 2014
How Putin won big in Chinese natural gas deal
Russian President Vladimir Putin has achieved what Western leaders feared — a long-term deal to supply natural gas to China at a respectable price. But Russia could end up China's satellite if it does not at least partially rebuild a relationship with the West.
May 23, 2014
A right-wing shock for Europe?
A new European Parliament will be elected this weekend on the heels of French poll that says fewer than 40 percent of France's citizens think the European Union is a good thing.
May 19, 2014
Europe's economic Iron Curtain
Twenty-five years after the Berlin Wall fell, a just-released set of gloomy economic forecasts demonstrate how the countries formerly under Moscow's sway are still painfully connected to Russia and to one another.
May 8, 2014
First lady accents tour with side trips
Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, made several diplomatic visits while accompanying her husband on his six-nation swing through Europe ending Thursday, government officials said.
Japan Times
May 3, 2014
Japan, EU to hold cyberspace talks
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Union leaders will agree at a summit in Brussels on May 7 to launch a dialogue to boost cybersecurity, according to a draft of a statement that is expected to be issued after the meeting.
Apr 29, 2014
Reverberations of the Ukraine crisis
Having annexed Crimea, Russia has lost Ukraine, turning it from friend to foe. There can be no return to business as usual anytime soon.
Apr 22, 2014
Europe lacks leadership over Ukraine
The sad truth about February's revolution in Kiev is that the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych ended the regime of one-clan dominance, but not the oligarchical system of governance that underpinned it.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 16, 2014
Nissan chief sees 'bright spots' for sales, higher demand from Europe
Global carmakers will face rising demand this year as sales in China and the U.S. expand and Europe starts to grow again, Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn said.
Mar 10, 2014
Suspected Russian spyware targets Europe, United States
A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyberespionage programs uncovered to date.
Feb 14, 2014
Swiss voters send EU a message on immigration
Conventional debate in Europe has interpreted increased anti-immigrant sentiment as the result of xenophobia, racism and a new sympathy for the authoritarian far right. Analysis does not bear this out in the case of Switzerland and its narrow majority vote against 'massive immigration.'
Jan 24, 2014
The enigma of European defense
What accounts for European citizens' support for the establishment of a common security and defense policy when most European leaders have demonstrated a clear lack of interest in creating one
Japan Times
Jan 5, 2014
The outbreak of the Great War: 100 years on
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 5, 2014
Wolf numbers surge across Europe
A twig snaps, a crow calls, but nothing moves in the dense pine forests of Spain's Guadarrama mountains. Vultures and eagles soar over the snowcapped peaks and wild boars roam the valleys below, as they have for centuries. But for the farmers who work this land, a threatening and worrying comeback is...
Japan Times
Dec 30, 2013
Once Tories' answer to EU fears, enlargement is now their problem
With the U.K. Independence Party breathing down the Tories' necks, EU enlargement is no longer the British government's answer in Europe, but its No. 1 problem.


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