Pieter Cleppe

Europe

How border closures halted COVID-19 in Finland

As dreadful as harsh border measures may be in ordinary times, it’s hard to deny their effectiveness during a pandemic

By Pieter Cleppe

Europe

Did Brexit lead to the UK’s vaccine success?

Regulatory flexibility and regulatory competition are surely a good thing

By Pieter Cleppe

Europe

The EU’s state aid hypocrisy

When you think about it, the EU is all about ‘pick and choose’

By Pieter Cleppe

Europe

Lukashenko has learned to ignore the EU’s empty threats

Imposing economic sanctions has been mooted but the history of sanctions is pretty damning

By Pieter Cleppe

Europe

Europe is finally coming to terms with Brexit

But it still matters what kind of trade arrangement the UK agrees with the EU before January 1

By Pieter Cleppe

Europe

Five measures that could prevent future lockdowns

Avoiding draconian lockdowns was perhaps not possible for many countries with insufficient testing or intensive care capacity

By Pieter Cleppe

Europe

Britain must fight the EU’s nanny state urges

Brexit means the world of regulation is about to face drastic changes

By Pieter Cleppe

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