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SIEG: Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark

Emily Sieg, Columnist

Denmark’s reinstatement of permanent border controls with Germany and Sweden on July 5th leaves one to wonder whether the Danish decision to walk to the beat of its own drum on border issues will precipitate a discordant shift in the European project. Among the turbulence of economic and monetary crises, political harmony among the member states of the European Union has rarely been so vital.

SIEG: The Return of a Career Politician

Emily Sieg, Columnist — in Germany

A recap of the drama surrounding the election of Germany’s new president, Christian Wulff. What does this leadership change mean for Germany and the coalition government?

SIEG: Tragicomedy in the Gulf

Emily Sieg, Columnist

The greatest environmental fiasco in American history has quickly turned into a joke. And whether you love, hate, or would rather just ignore President Obama, it is clear he is handling the oil spill no better than the BP executives.

SIEG: Replacing an Economist

Emily Sieg, Columnist – in Germany

Trouble in the coalition: Can Chancellor Merkel pull together the necessary majority for fellow-CDU candidate Wulff, or shall the opposition successfully elect Gauck to the German presidency?

SIEG: Resignation of an Economist

Emily Sieg – in Berlin

Unable to weather the political tempest, former President Horst Köhler of Germany officially left office last night after facing heavy criticism. [Part 1 of an ongoing series on the future of the German presidency.]

SIEG: Greek Debt and the Ever-Present German Question

Emily Sieg, Social Democrat

When viewing Europe from across the Atlantic, it is easy to smirk at the fumbling of the European Union in reaction to Greece’s financial problems. But supporting the restructuring of the Greek economy and restoring confidence in Greek bonds is not really about Greece – it is about the European Union.

SIEG: The Rising Right…in the Land of Tulips?

Emily Sieg, Social Democrat

The recent local elections in the Netherlands, the rise of Geert Wilders and the right to the Freedom of Speech.

SIEG: Germany: Israel’s Staunchest European Ally?

Emily Sieg, Social Democrat

An analysis of German-Israeli relations after their joint-cabinet meeting in Berlin on the topic of Iran.

SIEG: Not Quite a President: Herman van Rompuy

Emily Sieg, Social Democrat

Herman van Rompuy, the petite Belgian, is a true guinea pig as the European Union continues to define the terms of a presidency.

SIEG: Immigration in the EU

Emily Sieg notes the state of immigration in the European Union.

SIEG: How Democratic Is the EU?

Emily Sieg, Staff Writer Ideology: Social Democrat | Writing From: Washington, DC In the wake of World War II and in response to Cold War tensions, major European governments came […]

SIEG: Overcoming Path Dependence in Healthcare

Emily Sieg, Staff Writer Ideology: Social Democrat | Writing From: Washington, DC The long and tumultuous strive for  healthcare reform in the United States could prove one of the greatest […]

SIEG: Why The Wall Came Down

No single person or idea brought down the USSR.

SIEG: The Big, The Small and The Efficient

A look into the British political arena and the proposed policies of the Tories. Does small government necessarily mean efficiency?

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