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Editor of Sceptical.scot, Senior Adviser at Social Europe and Senior Adviser at Acumen Public Affairs. He is former European Business Editor of The Guardian and worked for The Scotsman and London Weekend Television.
14 07, 2020

The German Presidency is a time of hope for the EU

By |2020-07-14T11:46:11+00:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Future of Europe|Tags: , , , , |

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 Martin Wolf, venerable economics commentator at the Financial Times, on June 2. It's a common [...]

17 06, 2020

The Union restored to full health?

By |2020-06-17T10:35:57+00:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Federalism, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

The excitedly visionary – or fantasist – proponents of "more Europe" are already talking about a new Health Union alongside Fiscal Union, Defense Union and even the seemingly more mundane Banking Union. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ursula von der Leyen and her college of commissioners have seized [...]

26 05, 2020

Federal states deal best with the pandemic

By |2020-06-04T11:19:34+00:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coronavirus, Devolution, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland|Tags: , , , |

by David GowEditor of Sceptical.scot, Senior Adviser at Social Europe and Senior Adviser at Acumen Public Affairs. He is former European Business Editor of The Guardian and worked for The Scotsman and London Weekend Television. 26th May 2020 Federal Germany has won substantial plaudits around the world, not least in other parts of Europe, for its comparative [...]

15 04, 2020

Can the EU survive the virus?

By |2020-06-04T16:33:13+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Future of Europe|Tags: , , |

EU Leaders’ video conference on COVID-19, 26th March 2020. Photo credit: Council of the European Union by David GowEditor of Sceptical.scot, Senior Adviser at Social Europe and Senior Adviser at Acumen Public Affairs. He is former European Business Editor of The Guardian and worked for The Scotsman and London Weekend Television. 15th April 2020 “Forged in crisis.” “We’ll [...]

8 04, 2020

What Future for Scotland’s Media post-Corona Crisis?

By |2020-06-04T16:38:27+00:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by David GowEditor of Sceptical.scot, Senior Adviser at Social Europe and Senior Adviser at Acumen Public Affairs. He is former European Business Editor of The Guardian and worked for The Scotsman and London Weekend Television. 7th April 2020 This article was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations Boris Johnson was just about to be elected prime minister [...]

19 03, 2020

The EU’s Fiscal Criteria: Debit, Deficit and Currency Questions

By |2020-06-10T16:08:01+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by David GowEditor of Sceptical.scot, Senior Adviser at Social Europe and Senior Adviser at Acumen Public Affairs. He is former European Business Editor of The Guardian and worked for The Scotsman and London Weekend Television. 17th March 2020 This article was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations Introduction Such is the binary nature of political [...]

4 02, 2020

Influencing the European Green Deal and Industrial Strategy

By |2020-06-15T12:47:01+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Climate Change, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

Leaders and Laggards among Small EU States by David GowEditor of Sceptical.scot, Senior Adviser at Social Europe and Senior Adviser at Acumen Public Affairs. He is former European Business Editor of The Guardian and worked for The Scotsman and London Weekend Television. 30th January 2020 This article was first published by the Scottish Centre [...]

4 02, 2020

Bitter truths in Brussels

By |2020-06-15T12:48:13+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

This article was first published by sceptical.scot “Scotland is going to leave on January 31 and, assuming no extension to the transition period, Scotland will be out, out, out by the end of the year.” These blunt words from a senior European official, said without rancour or regret, encapsulate a [...]