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Henry Farrell: Airline Passenger Data Dispute is Merely "An Internal EU Dust-Up"

Henry Farrell interviewed by Eben Kaplan

Henry Farrell, a political science assistant professor at The George Washington University, says the European Court of Justice's recent ruling against an agreement with the United States to share airline passenger data is merely "an internal EU dust-up." He says the deal is likely to be renegotiated with the same terms but stronger legal footing.

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A Conversation with Jean-Claude Trichet [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service, Inc.]

Speaker: Jean-Claude Trichet
Presider: William J. McDonough

Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank, discusses the need for structural reforms in Euro area countries, particularly reforms which would increase labor productivity growth, establish well-functioning product markets and create a competitive, entrepreneurial-friendly economic environment.

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C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series in International Economics: A Conversation with Jean-Claude Trichet

Speaker: Jean-Claude Trichet
Presider: William J. McDonough

Listen to President of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet discuss the need for structural reforms in Europe, particularly those that increase labor productivity growth, establish well-functioning product markets, and create a competitive, entrepreneurial-friendly economic environment.

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C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series in International Economics: A Conversation with Jean-Claude Trichet

Speaker: Jean-Claude Trichet
Presider: William J. McDonough

Watch President of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet, discuss the need for structural reforms in Europe, particularly those that increase labor productivity growth, establish well-functioning product markets, and create a competitive, entrepreneurial-friendly economic environment.

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Foreign Affairs Article

The End of Europe?

Author: Laurent Cohen-Tanugi

Since French and Dutch voters rejected the European constitution last spring, the EU has been in crisis. The treaty debacle did not cause the EU's current troubles; the EU's long-standing problems caused voters' dissatisfaction. But the way out of the impasse should involve pragmatic steps to improve EU economics, not legal or institutional reforms.

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The Future of the European Constitution

Author: Vaughne Miller

The rejection of the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe (European Constitution) in referendums in France and the Netherlands has brought about a crisis in the EU. There is no consensus on how to proceed with the constitutional process launched by the Laeken Declaration in December 2001, or on whether Member States should continue with ratification of the Constitution. One certainty is that the Constitution cannot come into force until all 25 Member States have ratified it...

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