Giant Victory in Europe on Taxing Financial Speculation

Giant Victory in Europe on Taxing Financial Speculation

EU finance ministers were scheduled to vote January 22 on whether to authorize 11 member states to proceed with the introduction of a financial transaction tax (FTT). As it turned out, the ministers didn’t even have to take a formal vote because it was obvious...
Postcard From…Dublin

Postcard From…Dublin

The signs are everywhere, all over Ireland, but particularly here in Dublin. Some just say “Yes” or “No,” but everyone knows what they mean. The newspapers are full of the debate. Both sides battle on the radio and television. For Ireland, it...

Next Moves in Kosovo

Negotiations between Belgrade and Prishtina over the final status of Kosovo have officially failed, and Russia will veto any Western attempt at the UN Security Council to recognize the independence of this Serbian province populated by mostly ethnic Albanians. At some...