Center for the New Europe

The Centre for the New Europe is a think tank based in Brussels whose Web site was apparently first registered in St. Paul, Minnesota by Richard Miniter, a conservative American pundit, WSJ editor, senior fellow at the Center for the New Europe and author of "Losing bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror" articles like "Rabid Weasels - The sickness of "old Europe" is a danger to the world."

Its hosts events for policymakers, parliamentarians and journalists, and publishes reports and books on a range of free market topics.

Founded in 1993 by a Belgian lawyer and a Belgian journalist after a meeting in the Hilton Hotel on the Toison d'Or in Brussels, it is very strongly pro-free-market, with a particular focus on the privatisation of healthcare. It is a member of the International Policy Network and regularly collaborates with other members of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation network. It is also a member of the Stockholm Network of European free-market think tanks.

The funding of the CNE is intransparent. It failed to answer a think tank survey by the Corporate Europe Observatory in 2005. However, the annual reports of Exxon Mobil reveal that CNE in 2003 and 2004 received $40,000 and $80,000 respectively for its "Global Climate Change Education Efforts".

Tim Evans of the Centre for the New Europe (CNE) explain that "free market conservatism" and "anarcho-capitalism" is a product of huge value to corporations and foundations that want to promote these ideas.
On 11 August 2005, economics editor Dr. Karen Horn reported in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on the growing influence of European Think Thanks. She emphasized the pivotal role of Pierre Garello, Universität Aix-Marseille III, and Hardy Bouillon, Centre for the New Europe, in establishing the Annual European Resource Bank Meetings and described other important network activities in Europe: The free-marketeers rise up.


Pfizer Forum
Here Comes the New Europe
Outrage at 'old Europe' remarks

By Richard Miniter:
The sickness of "old Europe" is a danger to the world.
The Iraqi Connection
European Firms Learn to Get Mean

By President of the Center for the New Europe Stephen Pollard:
The real antisemitism
The real threat is Iraq - as Bush's men have said for years
If Syria isn't next on America's hit list, it certainly should be
Why Israel is right to assassinate Hamas leaders
Britain's role is crucial in next stage of war on terror - Iran
Am I doubted because I'm a Jew?