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14 07, 2020

The German Presidency is a time of hope for the EU

By |2020-07-14T11:46:11+00:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Future of Europe|Tags: , , , , |

Charles Michel, President of the European Council; Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor on 8th July 2020. Copyright: European Union   "The EU was born out of catastrophe and has advanced through crisis," wrote Martin Wolf, venerable economics commentator at the Financial Times, on June 2. It's a common [...]

13 07, 2020

Europe should never lose sight of the responsibility to protect

By |2020-07-13T12:32:55+00:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, Europe, Migration & Identity, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: |

Photo credit: Michael Büker / CC BY-SA   This article was first published by Voxeurop Srebrenica is a small town in Europe, located in the easternmost part of Republika Srpksa in Bosnia Herzegovina near the border with Serbia. As the crow flies, it lies just about half way between [...]

13 07, 2020

Scotland’s England Problem

By |2020-07-13T10:29:51+00:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , |

That the UK’s union of four nations is under strain is not new to anyone who has been paying attention. But the combined impacts of Brexit, Covid-19 and the Conservative government under Boris Johnson are driving an increasing wedge between Scotland and the rest of the UK – or, more [...]

10 07, 2020

Event Video: “Fake news”, democracy and coronavirus

By |2020-07-10T08:42:57+00:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit, Coronavirus|Tags: , |

Joint event with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute "Fake news", democracy and coronavirus – Fighting disinformation in a digital age 7th July 2020 Watch the recording of our panel discussion held on Zoom, jointly organised with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute:   Speakers: Damian Collins MP, Conservative MP for Folkestone [...]

8 07, 2020

The financial sector after the transition period – will it get a meaningful equivalence?

By |2020-07-08T11:22:12+00:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , |

The first of the newly scheduled  weekly talks between the UK and EU teams on a trade deal by the end of the transition period  (31st December 2020) finished early last week, sending warning signals to those hoping for some breakthrough.  Time is running out. Prime Minister Johnson has rejected [...]

3 07, 2020

Is Europe copying the mistakes of America’s 4th July?

By |2020-07-03T09:52:07+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Federalism, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

This is a shortened version of a longer article, which is available here: Misunderstanding America’s 4th July – Is Europe copying only the Mistakes? It is a melancholy thing to see a historical drama being imitated and replayed blindly. The more melancholy, when it is happening to a friendly country. [...]

3 07, 2020

Misunderstanding America’s 4th July – Is Europe copying the mistakes?

By |2020-07-03T09:49:48+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Federalism, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

It is a melancholy thing to see a historical drama being imitated and replayed blindly. The more melancholy, when it is happening to a friendly country. It would be doubly saddening to see an attempt at replaying America’s triumphs and tragedies in England, where they can be repeated only on [...]

2 07, 2020

Courage Calls: A citizens’ rights manifesto for #the5million

By |2020-07-02T16:55:29+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Citizens’ rights, Forthcoming Events|Tags: , |

A conversation on Zoom, organised by New Europeans and #EmilyMatters, in association with London 4 Europe and the Federal Trust     Thursday, 16th July 2020 18.30 - 20.00 (BST) on Zoom REGISTER HERE The New Europeans team includes: James Beckles, Kate Willoughby, Dr Ruvi Ziegler, Else Kvist, Michal Siewniak, Avilia Zavarella, [...]

2 07, 2020

In a mad Brexit world, “no deal” makes some kind of sense

By |2020-07-06T06:15:56+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe|Tags: , , |

The Conservative government has been surprisingly successful in avoiding public discussion of the disappearance on 30th June of its option to ask for an extension of the EU transition period beyond the end of the year. Controversy about the shake-up of the civil service and further Covid-19 cases in Leicester [...]

24 06, 2020

“Fake news”, democracy and coronavirus – Fighting disinformation in a digital age

By |2020-07-10T08:22:46+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit, Coronavirus|Tags: , , |

Joint event by the Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute 7th July 2020  - held 0n Zoom Watch the panel discussion here: The rise in the use of social media and the relative anonymity of the internet have over the last decade led to increasing concerns about “fake news” [...]