22 01, 2021

Navalny arrest an early test for Biden, EU and the ‘new transatlantic relationship’

By |2021-01-22T13:27:52+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Europe, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

This article was first published in Italian by EuractivItalia.   One thing we have come to expect of Russia is the unexpected. No one predicted the gains made by the Russian opposition in regional elections in Eastern Kharabosk last September. Nor that this would lead to a botched assassination attempt [...]

12 01, 2021

Britain and the EU – where next?

By |2021-01-12T15:56:00+00:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

This article was first published by The Brussels Times   Boris Johnson likes to model himself on Winston Churchill but the comparison does not stand up to scrutiny and the conclusion of his Brexit deal was hardly a “Churchillian moment”. In fact, the British Prime Minister gave a surprisingly lack-lustre [...]

6 01, 2021

Was Godot worth the wait? The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement explained

By |2021-01-06T14:05:26+00:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Since the white smoke emerged from the European Commission chimney on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, journalists, commentators and representatives of just about every conceivable interest have been crawling over it to work out what it means, who won or lost and how it will affect people on both sides [...]

6 01, 2021

Farewell to freedom of movement

By |2021-01-07T15:46:16+00:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Citizens’ rights, Europe, Migration & Identity, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This article was first published in The New European Free movement of people is one of the EU’s most celebrated achievements. According to the December Eurobarometer survey, 81% of Europeans think free movement has benefitted the economy. Yet in Britain, it is often cited as one of the main reasons [...]

4 01, 2021

The UK’s European Question is Far From Over

By |2021-01-06T12:09:46+00:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Devolution, Europe, Scotland, Trade, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This article was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations As the start of 2021 looms, the EU and UK have a new relationship underpinned by their new trade and cooperation agreement. This agreement fractures, damages and complicates economic, political and social links between the UK and EU. And, [...]

18 12, 2020

Migration into Europe – a never-ending story about ourselves

By |2020-12-18T15:39:40+00:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Europe, Migration & Identity, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Anila Noor, Founding Director, New Women Connectors   and Roger Casale, Founder, Secretary General & CEO, New Europeans     Reproduced with kind permission from Voxeurop We have the historian Ferdinand Braudel to thank for the expression “la longue durée”.  Braudel’s approach focuses on long-term, structural changes in society, rather than the short-term [...]

11 12, 2020

How post-Brexit Points-based Immigration Will Affect UK Employment

By |2020-12-14T11:01:35+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Citizens’ rights, Migration & Identity, Views from the Federal Trust|

by Heather Barrigan Political Correspondent of ImmiNews, specializing in outreach and the creation of engaging and informative immigration-related content.   The promise to end the free movement of EU citizens to the UK was a cornerstone of the Leave campaign in the run-up to the referendum on EU membership in [...]

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, [...]