Europe is in decline while the European project is grinding to a halt. Population is in decline across large areas of the EU which in turn will reduce the economic weight of Europe in the world and for a bloc that relies upon its economy for its say this will mean a decline into irrelivence in globa

The PIGS (Portugal, Ireland/Italy, Greece and Spain) are increasingly gaining more attention as their deficits and debts become bigger and their economies freeze up. Greece is at the centre of the current crisis and may turn out to be the first domino to go. Plans have been submitted for slashing th

The European Commission is the executive branch of the EU, and operates as the cabinet of the EU. Each member state appoints one commissioner, so there are 27 in total. As with many other branches of government, the commission is male dominated. Is this a problem? And is forcing gender balancing th

The European community was founded as a free trade block to encourage business and trading between its members. But nowadays the EU has gained the power to pass laws, affect the domestic policy of its member states and uphold human rights law. Does the EU have too much power? And has it abandoned it

Since the end of 2009 when fears about Greece’s economy mounted and its debt was downgraded, the European Union (E.U.) has faced a big challenge: deciding whether or not it should bail out member countries. Three countries Ireland, Portugal, and Greece, have so far received or are in the process