21 09, 2021

Press Review: This Month in Europe (September 2021)

By |2021-10-24T10:22:34+00:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter, September 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 [...]

21 09, 2021

Is citizen-led democracy here to stay?

By |2021-09-21T10:49:25+00:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Citizens’ rights, EU Policies & Institutions, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

This article was first published by The Brussels Times. Tourists are flying into space and life on Mars seems a less distant possibility. Meanwhile Europeans are busy trying to create a buzz about our future here on earth. With the first Europe-wide transnational panels taking place in Strasbourg (17-19 September), [...]

20 09, 2021

Brexit: Rejoiners should learn from Remainers

By |2021-10-24T10:24:11+00:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter, September 2021|Tags: , , , |

Many hoping the United Kingdom will rejoin the European Union one day advocate a gradualist strategy. It is futile, they argue, to rail against the principle of Brexit itself. In time, the economic disadvantages of Brexit will reveal themselves ever more plainly. This in turn will lead to pressure from [...]

20 09, 2021

Brexit, the Euro and Rejoin

By |2021-10-24T10:24:28+00:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter, September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is much talk amongst erstwhile Remainers that we must not anticipate, let alone advocate, an early British return to the European Union. Some, whose grasp of history is limp, even compare our situation to that of the Jacobites following the failure of the ’45. Many of us are certainly [...]

18 09, 2021

EU and UK trade talks after Brexit

By |2021-10-24T10:24:42+00:00September 18th, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter, September 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

The European Union (EU) has been finalizing multiple trade deals since Brexit, many of which have been painstakingly negotiated over several years.  Meanwhile, the UK government has been hurriedly concluding numerous continuity trade agreements (rolling over former EU deals) and embarking on new ones, raising alarm bells over their quality [...]

18 09, 2021

Why the German election matters, but less so its winner

By |2021-10-24T10:24:53+00:00September 18th, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter, September 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Germany’s upcoming election will influence the course and direction of the European Union for the coming decade. Irrespective of the exact make-up of the next German government and who will become the new Chancellor, there has been a growing alignment between the main parties on all the key policy issues. [...]

18 09, 2021

The UK data regime after Brexit: No good options

By |2021-10-24T10:25:17+00:00September 18th, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter, September 2021|Tags: , , , |

How data is managed and shared illustrates even more clearly than geopolitics and trade the catastrophic loss of control that Brexit has brought. If we were still a full and engaged Member State, we would not only be benefiting from a disproportionate share of research funding in the data field [...]

18 09, 2021

EU Industry Strategy poses risks for UK business post-Brexit

By |2021-10-24T10:25:29+00:00September 18th, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter, September 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

The EU has initiated a new industry strategy designed to enhance the bloc’s health crisis management, to achieve greater Single Market integration and to secure strategic autonomy in managing risks.  This article explores key aspects of this new strategy, while reflecting on associated complexities for UK businesses competing in the [...]

17 09, 2021

Haste Ye Back

By |2021-09-17T11:49:23+00:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

This article was first published by the European Movement Scotland I had a dream of Europe. Brexit wrecked it. Boris Johnson and his ultra-nationalist cabal of English exceptionalists stole my dream and snuffed it out. From the age of 14, when I first went to Pierrefitte, then a village to [...]

6 09, 2021

Democratic Citizenship Education in the Light of the Lisbon Treaty

By |2021-09-06T13:58:07+00:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Citizens’ rights, EU Policies & Institutions, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

The Treaty of Lisbon sheds fresh light on the purposes of EU citizenship education. The hallmark of the 2007 Lisbon Treaty is that it construes the EU as a dual democracy. The EU is not merely a Union of democratic States, but also functions as a democracy of its own.[1] [...]

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