“Be more autocratic than Peter the Great and sterner than Ivan the Terrible.”
Tsarina Alexandra, to her husband Nicholas II
Achieving peace in Ukraine is vital to Europe’s Future
Since 1939, there has never been a greater chance of war between two major countries in Europe than the one we face today.
America is not “back,” as President Biden said during his inauguration. Especially with Europe, America has not acted as an unconditional ally, and according to many EU officials, Biden’s new Indo-Pacific security initiative exemplifies that.
A lot of people have asked me how a Free Private City would handle the Corona crisis. Let me try to give you an answer, but keep in mind that different city operators might come to different conclusions.
The digital tax has become one of the most discussed ideas in tax policy in the past months. Last year, the European Union wanted to introduce such a tax, which would specifically target companies providing digital services. This attempt ultimately failed due to the opposition of multiple member states.
European regions with either secessionist political movements or political movements agitating for greater autonomy
In the 2017 edition of its annual Transforming World Atlas — which uses maps and other data visualisations to illustrate major global issues — Bank of America Merrill Lynch focuses one map on the growing secessionist movement across the continent.