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The Lisbon Treaty contains an important provision for a leaner Executive. According to Article 17 the number of Commissioners will be reduced to two thirds of the number of Member States, as of 1st November 2014, i.e. to 18 instead of 28, unless the European Council unanimously decides otherwise. That is what the European Council… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

On November 30th 2012, Israel has suffered one of its worst diplomatic defeats ever. It has not been able to prevent the UN from upgrading the status of the Palestinian Authority in the General Assembly from “observer” to “non-member observer state” status. More than two thirds of the 193 UN member states voted in favour… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein