Roger Casale

About Roger Casale

Founder, Secretary General & CEO, New Europeans
2 11, 2020

They come to bury the European Convention on Human Rights, not to praise it

By |2020-11-14T13:01:17+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |

70 years ago, on 4 November 1950, the European Convention on Human Rights was signed in Rome. The ECHR was a remarkable achievement. Like its better known cousin, the EU, it has become a foundation stone of post-war peace and stability in Europe. We should heap praise on the ECHR, [...]

27 10, 2020

Time to get serious about the Future of Europe Conference

By |2020-11-14T12:54:54+00:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, EU Policies & Institutions, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This article was first published by Euractiv with the title "We need to talk about the future of Europe". Our online world lends itself well to a conversation with citizens about the future of Europe. And yet, European leaders have so far failed to reach agreement, even on who should [...]

23 09, 2020

Stand with Belarus – it’s a matter of principle

By |2020-10-09T09:51:59+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This article was written for Euractiv Italia.   “Don’t leave Belarus alone!” That was the message of a conference organised by New Europeans with human rights campaigners from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia to mark International Democracy Day, 15 September. Watch the conference here. In a moving address from her home outside [...]

2 09, 2020

17 million mobile citizens need a voice in the EU

By |2020-09-02T11:19:54+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

This article was first published in the The Brussels Times One of the EU’s key achievements is freedom of movement. Nearly 17 million EU citizens live in another EU member state and far more travel regularly within the EU for work, to study or simply to visit family and friends. [...]

13 08, 2020

Can Johnson avoid a no-deal Brexit?

By |2020-08-13T16:35:12+00:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

This article was first published by The Parliament Magazine. There was a time when Brexit was the only thing we wanted to talk about. Now it seems to be a conversation stopper on both sides of the channel. Many Britons are walking instead of talking. A recent study has shown [...]

13 08, 2020

The EU and media freedom

By |2020-08-13T16:01:49+00:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, EU Policies & Institutions, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

This is a shortened version of a joint article by Eszter Nagy and Roger Casale published on Voxeurop on 28th July 2020 (No impunity for the abuse of press freedom in Hungary).   No sooner had EU leaders returned from a marathon EU summit in July than Szabolcs Dull, editor-in-chief [...]

24 07, 2020

Consolidating rights and values should be at the heart of the recovery programme

By |2020-07-24T10:17:24+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, Future of Europe, Migration & Identity, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Roundtable Special European Council (17/07/20, Bruxelles); Copyright: EU This article was first published in the Brussels Times. The European Council has agreed the next multi-annual financial framework but postponed a decision about how to make the new recovery funds conditional on respect for democracy, human rights and the [...]

13 07, 2020

Europe should never lose sight of the responsibility to protect

By |2020-07-13T12:32:55+00:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, Europe, Migration & Identity, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: |

Photo credit: Michael Büker / CC BY-SA   This article was first published by Voxeurop Srebrenica is a small town in Europe, located in the easternmost part of Republika Srpksa in Bosnia Herzegovina near the border with Serbia. As the crow flies, it lies just about half way between [...]

23 06, 2020

Why are we taking down statues and what does this tell us about who we Europeans are?

By |2020-06-23T11:50:44+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Europe, Migration & Identity|Tags: , |

The explosion of rage that followed the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has created a domino effect with statues being toppled around the world including here in Europe.   Churchill’s statue on Parliament Square ended up in a makeshift wooden shed for protection. It was only released when Emmanuel [...]

27 05, 2020

Ernesto Rossi and the Call to Europe

By |2020-06-04T11:18:15+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Roger CasaleFounder, Secretary General & CEO, New Europeans 23rd May 2020 This article was first published by Euractiv. It is time to rebuild the EU on the foundations set by Ernesto Rossi and others, writes Roger Casale. It is hard to escape the impression that we are witnessing the death [...]