17 12, 2021

Press Review: This Month in Europe (December 2021)

By |2021-12-17T14:04:34+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter|Tags: |

In its monthly press review, the Federal Trust highlights some of the main events and developments of the preceding month across the European Union in the areas of ‘Monetary and Fiscal Policy’, ‘The Economy’, ‘Security and Defence’, ‘Technology and the Green New Deal’, ‘Politics’, ‘EU-UK Relations’ and ‘The EU Regulatory [...]

17 12, 2021

Barnier’s Secret Brexit Diary – A British perspective

By |2021-12-17T16:34:34+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Brexit Newsletter, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

This book is one of the most important ever written on Britain’s tortuous relationship with Europe in the last 50 years. It has been dismissed as a book written by a haut fonctionnaire, what in English would be called a Whitehall Mandarin. Nothing could be further from the truth. The [...]

17 12, 2021

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement: achieving ‘even more business with our European friends’?

By |2021-12-17T16:34:02+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Brexit Newsletter|

On 24 December 2020, Boris Johnson, announced the European Union (EU) – United Kingdom (UK) Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). He described it as ‘a deal which will, if anything, allow our companies and our exporters to do even more business with our European friends’. Whatever view one takes of [...]

17 12, 2021

“Global Britain” is fading under strained international supply chains and Brexit woes

By |2021-12-17T16:33:47+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Brexit Newsletter, Europe|

In response to the decline in Britain’s international trade, during the pandemic and since the end of the EU transition period, the government has launched a new trade strategy to boost exports up to £1 trillion a year by the end of the decade.  The new scheme is likely to [...]

17 12, 2021

Europe-India: new strategic challenges

By |2021-12-17T16:34:18+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Brexit Newsletter, EU-India Think Tank Twinning, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

This article was first published by the Robert Schuman Foundation The most recent India-EU summits, held on 15 July 2020 and 8 May 2021, significantly enhanced the strategic dimension of the bilateral relationship. India was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the European Union when representatives of the then [...]

3 12, 2021

Nationalisms in the UK and their implications for the Westminster System of Governance

By |2021-12-03T16:02:23+00:00December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Scotland, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

by Dr Andrew Black[*], Associate Director, Global Policy Institute, assisted by Luisa Borras “It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.” Tom Stoppard Introduction Amongst many crises affecting the UK currently, there is one that has a long fuse, has been burning for some time, and has the power [...]

4 11, 2021

A Definition of the EU as Farewell Present for Chancellor Merkel

By |2021-11-04T12:34:44+00:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: Citizens’ rights, EU Policies & Institutions, Federalism, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

During the last meeting of the European Council, which she attended, Angela Merkel raised the perennial question as to what the European Union is. Reflecting on the debate in the Council about the objections of some member states against the introduction of the conditionality mechanism, she asked whether we are [...]

3 11, 2021

Press Review: This Month in Europe (October 2021)

By |2021-12-17T12:55:15+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: November 2021|Tags: , |

In its monthly press review, the Federal Trust highlights some of the main events and developments of the preceding month across the European Union in the areas of ‘Monetary and Fiscal Policy’, ‘The Economy’, ‘Security and Defence’, ‘Technology and the Green New Deal’, ‘Politics’, ‘EU-UK Relations’ and ‘The EU Regulatory [...]

3 11, 2021

The Northern Ireland Protocol Mess Shows Britain is Not Ready to Change its Tune

By |2021-12-17T12:56:40+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: November 2021|Tags: , , , |

The toxicity of the British government’s ongoing Brexit (re)negotiations has surfaced again with the creaking mess that is the Northern Ireland Protocol.  Lord Frost’s latest speech, ‘Observations on the Present State of the Nation’, once again recalls whimsically the ghost of Edmund Burke, the godfather of conservatism.  But substantially it attempts to [...]

3 11, 2021

AUKUS and its consequences for Britain’s relationship with France and the EU

By |2021-12-17T12:57:38+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, November 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

The announcement of the new AUKUS security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States last month caused outrage in France and in the rest of the European Union. Not only did it imply a loss of the existing contract between Paris and Canberra for twelve conventional submarines [...]

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