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25 09, 2020

The European Investment Bank: we will miss it when it is gone

By |2020-09-25T09:40:37+00:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

Photo credit: European Investment Bank Authors: Sir Brian Unwin, former President of the European Investment Bank (1993 – 2000)     Professor Iain Begg, Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the LSE’s European Institute     [...]

24 09, 2020

Federal Union AGM: Discussion on Brexit and on the UK Constitution

By |2020-09-24T13:56:08+00:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At this joint event by Federal Union and The Federal Trust, speakers Richard Corbett, former Leader of the British Labour MEPs, and Dr Andrew Blick, Reader in Politics and Contemporary History at King's College London discussed the current state of the Brexit negotiations and the constitutional impact of Brexit on [...]

23 09, 2020

Stand with Belarus – it’s a matter of principle

By |2020-09-23T13:35:09+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 [...]

21 09, 2020

The Level Playing Field – What’s it all about?

By |2020-09-21T11:49:46+00:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust podcast, the director of the Federal Trust, Brendan Donnelly, discusses with Dr Andrew Blick, Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust, the current state of the Brexit negotiations and in particular the importance of the Level Playing Field (LPF). The discussion is based on Dr Andrew [...]

15 09, 2020

Brexit: The choices become clearer

By |2020-09-17T13:22:12+00:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Johnson’s decision last week to bring in a bill which will contravene a critical portion of the Withdrawal Agreement has at least had the merit of clarifying the real nature of Brexit and thus of the proper path by which it must be opposed. Former Prime Ministers John Major, [...]

9 09, 2020

Brexit: Little lies have long legs

By |2020-09-17T14:42:32+00:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the more optimistic interpretations placed by some commentators on Boris Johnson’s crushing victory in the General Election last year was that his new large majority would make it easier for him to negotiate rapidly and effectively with the European Union in 2020. His large majority, it was hoped, [...]

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

Level Playing Field, Lopsided Logic?

By |2020-09-02T12:35:02+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , |

When the United Kingdom (UK) finally left the European Union (EU) earlier this year, it did so on the basis of a Withdrawal Agreement, attached to which was a Political Declaration. This latter text included within it a shared goal of establishing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The two parties [...]

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 [...]