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 [...]

22 12, 2020

Freedom, equality and solidarity – what’s not to like?

By |2020-12-23T14:18:22+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Citizens’ rights, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Future of Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In 2001, the late, great former Labour Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, was President of the Party of European Socialists. The start of his period of office coincided with the heyday of British influence in Europe, a time when strong alliances were being built by Labour at every level - inter-governmental [...]

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 [...]

2 11, 2020

They come to bury the European Convention on Human Rights, not to praise it

By |2020-11-14T13:01:17+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |

70 years ago, on 4 November 1950, the European Convention on Human Rights was signed in Rome. The ECHR was a remarkable achievement. Like its better known cousin, the EU, it has become a foundation stone of post-war peace and stability in Europe. We should heap praise on the ECHR, [...]

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 [...]

12 10, 2020

Replacing the Westphalian system – Essay on the Identification of the EU as a democratic Union of democratic States

By |2020-11-14T12:14:05+00:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, EU Policies & Institutions, Future of Europe, Reports & Policy Briefs, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Jaap Hoeksma Philosopher of law and director of Euroknow Author of “The Case Bundesverfassungsgericht versus EU Court of Justice – Can the EU function as a democracy without forming a State?”, which can be downloaded for free here: https://www.wolfpublishers.eu/futureofeurope Executive Summary Since its foundation in the middle of the previous century, the EU and its [...]

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. [...]

13 08, 2020

The EU and media freedom

By |2020-08-13T16:01:49+00:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, EU Policies & Institutions, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

This is a shortened version of a joint article by Eszter Nagy and Roger Casale published on Voxeurop on 28th July 2020 (No impunity for the abuse of press freedom in Hungary).   No sooner had EU leaders returned from a marathon EU summit in July than Szabolcs Dull, editor-in-chief [...]

24 07, 2020

Consolidating rights and values should be at the heart of the recovery programme

By |2020-07-24T10:17:24+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Citizens’ rights, Future of Europe, Migration & Identity, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Roundtable Special European Council (17/07/20, Bruxelles); Copyright: EU This article was first published in the Brussels Times. The European Council has agreed the next multi-annual financial framework but postponed a decision about how to make the new recovery funds conditional on respect for democracy, human rights and the [...]

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 [...]