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24 06, 2020

“Fake news”, democracy and coronavirus – Fighting disinformation in a digital age

By |2020-07-10T08:22:46+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit, Coronavirus|Tags: , , |

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 of the internet have over the last decade led to increasing concerns about “fake news” [...]

23 06, 2020

Why Putin wanted Johnson to Win Brexit and end up in No 10

By |2020-06-23T17:11:21+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe|Tags: , |

The Report Downing Street Wants to Bury   by Denis MacShane Former Minister for Europe. His latest book Brexiternity. The Uncertain Fate of Britain is published by IB Tauris-Bloomsbury   There is a ticking time-bomb that keeps Boris Johnson awake. It connects the prime minister’s finest hour with Vladimir Putin’s [...]

16 06, 2020

VIDEO: The Brexit negotiations and their implications for the island of Ireland

By |2020-07-10T09:19:03+00:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Video|Tags: , , |

Click here to watch the recorded webinar held on 8th June 2020.   SPEAKERS: Daithi O’Ceallaigh Dáithí O’Ceallaigh is a former Irish diplomat who worked for many years on British-Irish and north–south relations, culminating in service as ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2001 to 2007. Dr Mary Murphy Dr [...]

10 06, 2020

Pandemic and the Crisis of the Rules-based Liberal International Order

By |2020-06-10T09:37:01+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Global, Views from the Federal Trust|

By Global Policy Institute       GPI’s Overview statement of mid-2019 noted the trends of de-globalisation, the failings of neoliberalism to underpin an equitable global order, and the build-up of pressure in relation to the climate emergency and resource depletion. These trends confirmed GPI’s original analysis of a world [...]

10 06, 2020

What is a Hamilton moment?

By |2020-06-16T14:18:30+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Professor Sam Whimster Deputy Director & Head of UK Futures Programme, Global Policy Institute     Have I seen this musical before? No, that is not a Hamilton moment, but the musical is based on Ron Chernow's excellent biography of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. We used [...]

9 06, 2020

Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe

By |2020-06-17T10:37:55+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Future of Europe|Tags: , , |

Tuesday, 16th June 2020 17.00 - 19.00 WATCH THE RECORDED WEBINAR ON ZOOM Joint event with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) The Federal Trust is holding a webinar to mark the launch of the new book “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”, a series [...]

4 06, 2020

The German Constitutional Court Decision on PSPP

By |2020-06-04T14:59:49+00:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Federalism, Views from the Federal Trust|

  By Dr Michael Lloyd Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute   Media commentators’ concern over the German Constitutional Court (BVG) ruling on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) appears to have been replaced by concerns over the consideration by the Bank of England over the [...]

2 06, 2020

The Brexit negotiations and their implications for the island of Ireland

By |2020-06-10T10:45:06+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit|Tags: , , |

Monday, 8th June, 17.00 - 19.00 WATCH THE RECORDED WEBINAR Brexit will affect the whole of the UK politically and economically, almost certainly only for the worse. But Brexit poses particularly grave and immediate challenges for the island of Ireland. We are lucky to have four experts to give us [...]

27 05, 2020

Europe’s finest hour or its swansong?

By |2020-06-04T15:47:02+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Corrado Pirzio-BiroliExecutive Chairman of the Rural Investment Support for Europe (RISE) Foundation and former European commission official 8th May 2020 This article was first published by Friends of Europe As Jacques Delors recently said, the European project faces a mortal danger. Pascal Lamy called it Europe’s “épreuve de vérité”. [...]

15 05, 2020

70th Anniversary of the “Schuman Declaration” and the launching of European Union

By |2020-06-04T15:48:58+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Dr Alan HickDr Hick is a Director of New Europeans (Europe) and a former senior official at the European Economic and Social Committee 2nd May 2020 This article has been reproduced with kind permission from New Europeans On 9 May 1950, just five years after the end of the [...]