13 11, 2020

For a European Health Union

By |2020-11-14T13:22:51+00:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Giovanni Brauzzi is a retired Italian diplomat. His last assignment was Ambassador to Jordan. Before that he was Deputy Political Director, in charge for security, disarmament and non-proliferation. Previously, he served in Lagos, Brussels, Nairobi, New York and London.   Republished with kind permission by ISPI: Istituto per gli Studi di [...]

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 [...]

13 10, 2020

Germany’s miles better…

By |2020-11-14T12:34:49+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This article was first published on Sceptical Scot. Thirty years ago, on October 3 1990, I was standing among a million people in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin observing and reporting on the ceremonies celebrating the rebirth of a united Germany. A streaker briefly interrupted the profoundly good-natured, [...]

12 10, 2020

Replacing the Westphalian system – Essay on the Identification of the EU as a democratic Union of democratic States

By |2020-11-14T12:14:05+00:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, EU Policies & Institutions, Future of Europe, Reports & Policy Briefs, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Jaap Hoeksma Philosopher of law and director of Euroknow Author of “The Case Bundesverfassungsgericht versus EU Court of Justice – Can the EU function as a democracy without forming a State?”, which can be downloaded for free here: https://www.wolfpublishers.eu/futureofeurope Executive Summary Since its foundation in the middle of the previous century, the EU and its [...]

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 [...]

4 09, 2020

A Weird Midsummer Night’s Dream

By |2020-09-04T13:33:17+00:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Isador Strakhovsky (also known as Ira Straus) On a late summer day in a 2020 that was already surreal, German medics announced that Alexei Navalny had been poisoned by Novichok. It was the same poison that had been used on the Skripals in Britain. Strange things transpired in the [...]

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. [...]

2 09, 2020

Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Vladimir Putin: an interview with Olivier Védrine

By |2020-09-02T11:02:59+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Europe, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Interview by Martin Banks with Olivier Védrine This article was first published by EU Today Olivier Védrine is the Chief Editor of the Russian Monitor and a director of the civil rights movement New Europeans, based in Brussels. In 2012 he moved to Kyiv and in November 2013 he joined [...]

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 [...]