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A tribute to Belgian pragmatism and opportunism, Brussels has become the host city for the most important of the European Union’s institutions. Operating physically in the Quartier européen, and metaphorically in what observers call the ‘Eurobubble’, the European Commission and the European Parliament have attracted an impressive community of lobbyists. In the words of the… » read more

Posted by Richard Hill

Media commentators are talking about the long-term risk that the European institutions will “disintegrate”. But the foundations on which these institutions are based – the subsoil of the European Union – are also shaky. There are a number of long-term trends that all seem to point in the same direction: the ‘balkanisation’ or fragmentation of… » read more

Posted by Richard Hill