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Professor Iain Begg

About Professor Iain Begg

Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the LSE’s European Institute
31 07, 2020

A historic EU budget and recovery package deal?

By |2020-07-31T08:44:14+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel at the Special European Summit, 20/7/20; Photo credit: European Union   This article was first published on The UK in a Changing Europe. In the end they did it. After a marathon meeting, stretching from Friday 17 July until the wee small hours [...]

22 06, 2020

Biting the bullet(s): an iconoclastic view on requesting an extension

By |2020-06-22T14:28:42+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

This article was first published by The UK in a Changing Europe on 12th June 2020. With the formal deadline for agreeing an extension to the UK’s transition period looming, the clamour intensifies by the hour for the Johnson government to back down on its commitment not to remain bound [...]

2 06, 2020

Next Generation EU (NGE): the Commission’s Covid-19 recovery package

By |2020-06-04T09:21:39+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Hugh Evans, Co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, deliver a press statement on the next steps in the Coronavirus Global Response. Source: EC - Audiovisual Service; Photographer: Etienne Ansotte Next Generation EU (NGE): the [...]

28 05, 2020

The Franco-German proposal for a €500 billion recovery fund

By |2020-06-04T11:17:56+00:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

by Professor Iain BeggAcademic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the LSE’s European Institute 20th May 2020 This article was first published by The UK in a Changing Europe Too slow, too small, too hidebound by conditions, and too [...]

30 04, 2020

How different will this time be? Assessing the prospects for economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

By |2020-06-04T15:56:13+00:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Trade, UK, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons by Professor Iain Begg, Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the LSE’s European Institute and Professor Jun Qian, Professor of Finance and Executive Dean at Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University 22nd [...]

3 04, 2020

The economic consequences of Covid-19

By |2020-06-04T16:52:37+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Professor Iain BeggAcademic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum. He is also a Professorial Research Fellow in the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Council Member of the Federal Trust. 2nd April 2020 This article was first published by Dahrendorf Forum. Rapidly rising unemployment [...]

1 04, 2020

An enhanced international role for the Euro

By |2020-06-04T16:55:05+00:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

A real opportunity or wishful thinking? by Professor Iain BeggAcademic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum and Co-Chair of the Dahrendorf Working Group “The Future Of European Governance”. He is also a Professorial Research Fellow in the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Council [...]

11 03, 2020

Deals, deals, deals: who needs them?

By |2020-06-10T16:41:22+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Meeting of the "Frugal Four", 20/02/20. Photo credit: European Union by Professor Iain BeggProfessorial Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science; Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum.  3rd March 2020 At a special meeting of the European Council on 20-21 February, EU leaders failed to reach an [...]

11 03, 2020

Is this a return to no deal? Probably not – but there will be losers

By |2020-06-10T16:41:52+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Professor Iain BeggProfessorial Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science; Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum.  28th February 2020 This article was first posted on the LSE Brexit blog. The EU’s General Affairs Council has agreed on the negotiating mandate for the next phase of Brexit. [...]

7 02, 2020

Brexit: Over, but far from out

By |2020-06-15T12:46:20+00:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

This article was first published by the Dahrendorf Forum. With Brexit day finally upon us, Iain Begg reflects upon the past and future of the UK’s relationship with the EU, concluding that, whilst in many ways it may be ‘over’, the UK is still far from ‘out’. Finally, it happened: [...]