Daily Archives: June 27, 2014

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand still divides Bosnia 100 years on

Posted on by Paul Cunningham

People in Sarajevo have been very uneasy about marking the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. It’s a big moment for the city. Yet people seemed reluctant to talk to me about the man … Continue reading

Not quiet on the Western Front: Why Cameron will go down fighting

Posted on by Tony Connelly

Tonight 28 EU leaders will symbolically mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War I by gathering in the West Flanders town of Ypres, the centre of intense fighting a century ago. They will meet first in Flanders Field, … Continue reading

The Long and Winding Road: The struggle to secure a bank debt deal

Posted on by Tony Connelly

The odds on Ireland securing a full-blooded bank recapitalisation using Europe’s €500bn  ESM bailout fund now appear low. Time and politics have moved on since the eurozone summit of June 2012, when Taoiseach Enda Kenny secured the promise of help … Continue reading

This Time It’s Different, isn’t it?

Posted on by Paul Cunningham

Voters across the European Union were led to believe that things would be “different” when they cast their ballots in the European Parliamentary elections last month. Not only would they be choosing Members for the 751-member assembly but also, in … Continue reading