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13 05, 2022

A Design for Modern Britain: Confederal Federalism

By |2022-05-13T13:17:35+00:00May 13th, 2022|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

by Glyndwr Cennydd Jones In recent years, the national borders extant within these isles have been reaffirmed through Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. Further, the trend for significant divergence in policy stances across the various parliaments has compounded other clear political disagreements centred on constitutional reform and change, with different [...]

5 05, 2022

Spinelli, me and my honeymoon

By |2022-05-05T13:39:02+00:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Europe, Federalism, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Dr Alan Hick Dr Hick is a Board Member of New Europeans International and a former senior official at the European Economic and Social Committee 1st May 2022 This article has been reproduced with kind permission from New Europeans   The first time I met Altiero Spinelli did not go [...]

4 05, 2022

WEBINAR: What kind of federation for the European Union?

By |2022-05-19T10:40:48+00:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: 2022, Blog, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe|Tags: , , , |

18th May 2022 WATCH THE RECORDED LIVESTREAM HERE or in the player below:   Presentation by Tony Czarnecki - Economist, futurist, and Managing Partner of Sustensis, London Followed by a discussion chaired by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust   Although the European Federation is formally not on the EU [...]

28 04, 2022

WEBINAR: After the Stormont elections – Where next for Northern Ireland?

By |2022-05-11T09:45:16+00:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: 2022, Brexit, Devolution, Europe, UK|Tags: , , , |

Joint event by the Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute   10th May 2022 WATCH THE WEBINAR HERE or in the player below:   At this timely webinar, held a few days after the elections in Northern Ireland, our expert speakers analysed the elections results and their possible implications. [...]

22 04, 2022

VIDEO: Northern Ireland, Elections and Brexit

By |2022-04-22T13:24:39+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Trade, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In this new video our Director Brendan Donnelly and Council member John Palmer discuss the forthcoming elections in Northern Ireland and their likely implications for the Northern Ireland Protocol and relations with the rest of the island of Ireland. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE or in the player below:   SPEAKERS: John Palmer is a [...]

28 03, 2022

A League-Union of the Isles – Book Recommendation

By |2022-04-05T08:01:57+00:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|

March 2022 sees the release of A League-Union of the Isles. Conceived as a reflection on Glyndwr Cennydd Jones’s constitutional writing since 2016, it encompasses an exploration of devolution, federalism, confederalism, and more significantly—that possible middle ground—confederal-federalism. Not wishing to alienate the generally moderate elements of both unionism and nationalism [...]

2 03, 2022

VIDEO: Ukraine, Russia and Brexit: Europe’s stability under threat

By |2022-03-04T11:23:05+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this video, our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its consequences for European security. They describe the radical change that has now taken place in European and particularly German thinking about security. They predict much greater future cohesion within the EU [...]

2 03, 2022

WEBINAR: The Presidential Elections in France

By |2022-04-19T19:54:29+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: 2022, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Joint event with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute 22nd March 2022 Watch the recording of this event here or in the player below: Speakers: Jacques Reland Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute Caroline Kanter Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Paris Office John Stevens Former MEP and Chairman of the Federal Trust Welcome by [...]

18 02, 2022

VIDEO: Can Brexit Be Reversed?

By |2022-02-18T14:42:10+00:00February 18th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this video our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the possibility and desirability of a campaign to rejoin the European Union. They accept that the current political system of the United Kingdom poses formidable barriers to any such campaign. They argue however that Rejoin campaigners need not [...]

25 01, 2022

Video: Building links with the EU after the next UK elections

By |2022-01-25T15:16:38+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Video|Tags: |

by Professor Richard Rose In this video, Professor Richard Rose argues that a change of government after the next election will open opportunities for pragmatic piecemeal repair of Britain’s relations with the European Union. It will not create a mandate for rejoining the EU. SPEAKER: Richard Rose is professor of [...]

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