There were fireworks and fanfares in Zagreb when Croatia became the 28th member state of the European Union (EU) on 1 July. The economic and cultural issues surrounding the accession are nuanced and this was reflected in the way both the European and International-based media reported the story. The intertwined elements of public support, political ...

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When GFK polled Europeans on their attitudes towards the U.S. back in 2009, the influence of Obama’s leadership was decidedly apparent. Europeans felt optimistic about Obama’s presidency, sensing that he would usher in a return to a better, more responsible U.S. influence on the rest of the world. The so-called ‘Obama Effect’ ...

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With the US presidential election at a predicted price tag of $2.5bn, one is left wondering just how much is too much spending in the campaign to name the leader of the free world. While some see this as a healthy expression of a passionate debate, for the majority the ...

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