Turkey just became… France?

In a constitutional referendum on Sunday, the Turks overwhelmingly decided to make Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the incumbent president, a permanent dictator. That’s at least is the impression one gets when scrolling the headlines this morning. Does Turkey have a problem with authoritarian governing? Absolutely. Are the changes made in this referendum constitutionally worrying? Not really.

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Na UE, os piores chegam ao topo

This article has been translated by Jorge Miguel Teixeira, and has first been published by Tempos Livres. The English original of this article was an op-ed of mine published by the Washington Examiner.

Enquanto cidadão luxemburguês que nos seus primeiros dezoito anos de vida viu um e apenas um primeiro-ministro, posso dizer-vos que a voz grossa de Jean-Claude Juncker, Presidente da Comissão Europeia, não vale uma fração daquilo que os media querem fazer parecer.

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באיחוד האירופי, הגרועים ביותר מגיעים לפסגה

This article was translated into Hebrew by Idan Eretz. The English original of this article was an op-ed of mine published by the Washington Examiner.

בכל 18 השנים הראשונות של החיים שלי כאזרח לוקסמבורג, היה רק ראש ממשלה אחד: ז’אן-קלוד יונקר, שעתה מכהן כנשיא הנציבות האירופית, הרשות המבצעת של האיחוד. כשאתם יודעים את זה, אתם יכולים להאמין לי כשאספר לכם שהדיבור הקשוח שלו לגבי עמדת האיחוד האירופי בקשר לברקזיט הרבה פחות רציני ממה שהתקשורת מנסה לגרום לו להיראות.

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En la UE, los mediocres llegan a lo más alto

This article has been translated into Spanish by Luis Pablo de la Horra. You can check out his author profile on the website of the Foundation for Economic Education here. The English original of this article was an op-ed of mine published by the Washington Examiner.

Como ciudadano luxemburgués, durante los primeros dieciocho años de mi vida sólo conocí un Primer Ministro: Jean-Claude Juncker, el actual Presidente de la Comisión Europea. Por tanto, hablo con conocimiento de causa cuando digo que la aparente firmeza de Juncker en relación al Brexit no es tan real como los medios nos quieren hacer ver.

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