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12 01, 2021

Brexit as Tragedy of Errors

By |2021-01-12T12:41:09+00:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

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?” In hindsight, Brexit bears all the hallmarks of a tragedy of errors. As from Thatcher’s Bruges speech in 1988, British politicians have been [...]

5 01, 2021

Brexit: Fishing for reality

By |2021-01-07T15:33:01+00:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Richard Carden Richard Carden is a retired senior civil servant who has worked at top level in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Department of Trade and Industry and the European Commission.   Boris has done Brexit. We are out of the EU. We are at the start [...]

29 12, 2020

ERASMUS: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY

By |2021-01-07T15:32:40+00:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Dr Hywel Ceri Jones Hywel Ceri Jones was the EU Commission’s Director for Education, Training and Youth when Erasmus was founded in 1987.   A missed opportunity for the young people of the UK In finalising its treaty with the EU, to the dismay of many, PM Johnson has confirmed his last [...]

18 12, 2020

Migration into Europe – a never-ending story about ourselves

By |2020-12-18T15:39:40+00:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Europe, Migration & Identity, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Anila Noor, Founding Director, New Women Connectors   and Roger Casale, Founder, Secretary General & CEO, New Europeans     Reproduced with kind permission from Voxeurop We have the historian Ferdinand Braudel to thank for the expression “la longue durée”.  Braudel’s approach focuses on long-term, structural changes in society, rather than the short-term [...]

18 12, 2020

Can the United Kingdom be saved through federation? Lessons from 1919

By |2020-12-18T15:05:36+00:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Federalism, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Sam Whimster Professor Sam Whimster is Deputy Director & Head of UK Futures Programme at Global Policy Institute; he is also Editor of Max Weber Studies.   Andrew Adonis has recently argued that the present tensions disuniting Britain can be resolved by following the example of the Federal Republic [...]

15 12, 2020

Valery Giscard d’Estaing – a European Dreamer

By |2020-12-16T10:07:10+00:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

by Stefan Collignon Professor of Political Economy at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa; Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics   This article first appeared in Italian on Euractiv.it (translated by Roberto Castaldi)   No other statesman has left a greater mark on Europe than Valery Giscard D’Estaing (1926 – [...]

11 12, 2020

How post-Brexit Points-based Immigration Will Affect UK Employment

By |2020-12-14T11:01:35+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Citizens’ rights, Migration & Identity, Views from the Federal Trust|

by Heather Barrigan Political Correspondent of ImmiNews, specializing in outreach and the creation of engaging and informative immigration-related content.   The promise to end the free movement of EU citizens to the UK was a cornerstone of the Leave campaign in the run-up to the referendum on EU membership in [...]

2 12, 2020

Event: Where are we on the Brexit roundabout?

By |2020-12-23T17:08:31+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

17th December 2020 "Deal" or "No Deal"? A fortnight before the transition period comes to an end, there will be plenty to discuss on the topic of Brexit, in whichever situation the UK will find itself in. At this event our speakers took stock and offered their views and commentary [...]

2 12, 2020

The ECB’s Mandate: Wider Perspectives on European Union Monetary Policies

By |2020-12-02T12:48:59+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

by Dr Michael Lloyd Michael Lloyd is Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute.     One of the first acts of Christine Lagarde when she became President of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2019 was to announce a review of its Treaty Mandate and [...]

1 12, 2020

Starmer stymied? Labour and the future of UK-EU relations

By |2020-12-01T15:55:12+00:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Professor Richard G. Whitman Richard G. Whitman is Professor of Politics and International Relations at University of Kent; and Associate Fellow of Chatham House   The Parliamentary Labour Party is currently agonising on whether it will vote in support of the future relationship agreement that the UK Government is [...]