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The Conservative government has been surprisingly successful in avoiding public discussion of the disappearance on 30th June of its option to ask for an extension of the EU transition period beyond the end of the year. Controversy about the shake-up of the civil service and further Covid-19 cases in Leicester [...]
Charles Michel, President of the European Council; Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor on 8th July 2020. Copyright: European Union "The EU was born out of catastrophe and has advanced through crisis," wrote [...]
Photo credit: Michael Büker / CC BY-SA This article was first published by Voxeurop Srebrenica is a small town in Europe, located in the easternmost part of Republika Srpksa in Bosnia Herzegovina [...]
Joint event with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute "Fake news", democracy and coronavirus – Fighting disinformation in a digital age 7th July 2020 Watch the recording of our panel discussion held on Zoom, jointly organised [...]
The first of the newly scheduled weekly talks between the UK and EU teams on a trade deal by the end of the transition period (31st December 2020) finished early last week, sending warning signals [...]
This is a shortened version of a longer article, which is available here: Misunderstanding America’s 4th July – Is Europe copying only the Mistakes? It is a melancholy thing to see a historical drama being [...]
It is a melancholy thing to see a historical drama being imitated and replayed blindly. The more melancholy, when it is happening to a friendly country. It would be doubly saddening to see an attempt [...]
A conversation on Zoom, organised by New Europeans and #EmilyMatters, in association with London 4 Europe and the Federal Trust Thursday, 16th July 2020 18.30 - 20.00 (BST) on Zoom REGISTER HERE The [...]
The Conservative government has been surprisingly successful in avoiding public discussion of the disappearance on 30th June of its option to ask for an extension of the EU transition period beyond the end of the [...]
Joint event by the Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute 7th July 2020 - held 0n Zoom Watch the panel discussion here: The rise in the use of social media and the relative anonymity [...]