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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 [...]

17 06, 2020

The Union restored to full health?

By |2020-06-17T10:35:57+00:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Federalism, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

The excitedly visionary – or fantasist – proponents of "more Europe" are already talking about a new Health Union alongside Fiscal Union, Defense Union and even the seemingly more mundane Banking Union. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ursula von der Leyen and her college of commissioners have seized [...]

10 06, 2020

Pandemic and the Crisis of the Rules-based Liberal International Order

By |2020-06-10T09:37:01+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Global, Views from the Federal Trust|

By Global Policy Institute       GPI’s Overview statement of mid-2019 noted the trends of de-globalisation, the failings of neoliberalism to underpin an equitable global order, and the build-up of pressure in relation to the climate emergency and resource depletion. These trends confirmed GPI’s original analysis of a world [...]

10 06, 2020

What is a Hamilton moment?

By |2020-06-16T14:18:30+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Professor Sam Whimster Deputy Director & Head of UK Futures Programme, Global Policy Institute     Have I seen this musical before? No, that is not a Hamilton moment, but the musical is based on Ron Chernow's excellent biography of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. We used [...]

4 06, 2020

The German Constitutional Court Decision on PSPP

By |2020-06-04T14:59:49+00:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Federalism, Views from the Federal Trust|

  By Dr Michael Lloyd Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute   Media commentators’ concern over the German Constitutional Court (BVG) ruling on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) appears to have been replaced by concerns over the consideration by the Bank of England over the [...]

2 06, 2020

Diverging EU and US foreign policies are pitching up on opposite sides of China’s Great Wall

By |2020-06-04T09:16:04+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Bob Savic Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University; Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; 2nd June 2020   The Chinese government’s announcement of a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong has encountered distinctively restrained responses from policymakers and officials in Brussels and other [...]

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 [...]

27 05, 2020

Europe’s finest hour or its swansong?

By |2020-06-04T15:47:02+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Corrado Pirzio-BiroliExecutive Chairman of the Rural Investment Support for Europe (RISE) Foundation and former European commission official 8th May 2020 This article was first published by Friends of Europe As Jacques Delors recently said, the European project faces a mortal danger. Pascal Lamy called it Europe’s “épreuve de vérité”. [...]

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 [...]