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Michel Barnier

Michel Barnier

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Michel Barnier is a former vice president of the European Commission and French Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is currently EU chief negotiator for Brexit.

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  1. Three New Year’s Wishes for Britain and the EU
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    Three New Year’s Wishes for Britain and the EU

    Dec 20, 2019 Michel Barnier sets the main goals for negotiations between the European Union and the departing United Kingdom in 2020.

  2. In Defense of Europe
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    In Defense of Europe

    May 21, 2019 Michel Barnier argues that the European Union can no longer afford to be a military minnow in an era of great-power politics.

  3. It’s Time for a Green EU Deal
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    It’s Time for a Green EU Deal

    Apr 17, 2019 Michel Barnier outlines an ambitious three-point plan to help Europe confront increasing environmental threats.

  4. Europe’s Future Is Up to Us
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    Europe’s Future Is Up to Us

    Jan 4, 2019 Michel Barnier outlines a roadmap for the European Union to address challenges to its sovereignty and democratic legitimacy.

  5. A New Year’s Banking Union
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    A New Year’s Banking Union

    Oct 15, 2012 Michel Barnier

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    Not Buying Central Banks’ Favorite Excuse

    Raghuram G. Rajan shows why monetary policymakers must bear some of the blame for the latest banking-sector turmoil.
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    The Lost Liberal Legal Imagination

    Nicholas Reed Langen

    Rather than seeing themselves as the arbiters of divine precepts, Supreme Court justices after World War II generally understood that constitutional jurisprudence must respond to the realities of the day. Yet today's conservatives have seized on the legacy of one of the few justices who did not.

    considers the complicated legacy of a progressive jurist whom conservatives now champion.
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    Saved by the Pandemic?

    Scott Fulford explains why its successful COVID-19 stimulus could help the US forge a path to financial stability for all.
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    How Much Work Is Enough?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Autumn McDonald explain how the pandemic raised new questions – and some very old ones – for employers and employees.
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    How the Far Left Paves the Way for the Far Right

    Andrés Velasco

    In October 2022, Chileans elected a far-left constitutional convention which produced a text so bizarrely radical that nearly two-thirds of voters rejected it. Now Chileans have elected a new Constitutional Council and put a far-right party in the driver’s seat.

    blames Chilean President Gabriel Boric for the rapid rise of the authoritarian populist José Antonio Kast.
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    Creeping Toward Dystopia

    Robert Skidelsky worries that even elected governments will appropriate emerging technologies in the name of national security.
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    The Climate Loss and Damage Fund Is Coming

    Sameh Shoukry assesses recent efforts to implement a crucial initiative agreed at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference.
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    China’s Youth Unemployment Problem

    Nancy Qian warns that diminishing opportunities for new graduates will have profound long-run macroeconomic implications.
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    How Can the New EU Regulation Achieve Deforestation-Free Supply Chains?

    Joann de Zegher explains why transaction-level records are crucial to curbing the destruction of the world’s forests.

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