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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 [...]

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, [...]

23 06, 2020

Why are we taking down statues and what does this tell us about who we Europeans are?

By |2020-06-23T11:50:44+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Europe, Migration & Identity|Tags: , |

The explosion of rage that followed the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has created a domino effect with statues being toppled around the world including here in Europe.   Churchill’s statue on Parliament Square ended up in a makeshift wooden shed for protection. It was only released when Emmanuel [...]

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 [...]

19 06, 2020

L’homme du 18 Juin

By |2020-07-13T11:38:21+00:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , |

Picture supplied by private source.   Yesterday’s summit between the Prime Minister and President Macron, on the margins of the latter’s visit to celebrate the 80th anniversary of General De Gaulle’s broadcast from London in 1940 announcing his resolution to continue fighting in the name of France, thereby [...]

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 [...]