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News that the Brexit talks were to be resumed sent the external value of the pound back up again. Political commentators, especially in the UK, began to predict the relatively rapid conclusion of an agreement on future trade relations between the UK and the EU. They pointed in particular to [...]
This article was first published by Euractiv with the title "We need to talk about the future of Europe". Our online world lends itself well to a conversation with citizens about the future of Europe. [...]
In this video podcast, our Director Brendan Donnelly discusses the restart of the Brexit negotiations. He argues that "No Deal" is still a possible outcome:
News that the Brexit talks were to be resumed sent the external value of the pound back up again. Political commentators, especially in the UK, began to predict the relatively rapid conclusion of an agreement [...]
The United Kingdom (UK) and what is now the European Union (EU) were intertwined for nearly half a century. Consequently, Brexit means more than the UK removing itself from the EU. It involves extracting the [...]
Replacing the Westphalian system – Essay on the Identification of the EU as a democratic Union of democratic States
by Jaap Hoeksma Philosopher of law and director of Euroknow Author of “The Case Bundesverfassungsgericht versus EU Court of Justice – Can the EU function as a democracy without forming a State?”, which can be downloaded for free here: https://www.wolfpublishers.eu/futureofeurope Executive [...]
Wednesday, 28th October 2020 17.00 - 19.00 (GMT) Online Webinar on Zoom: REGISTER HERE Joint webinar organised by The Federal Trust with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute The result of the Presidential Election in [...]