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31 07, 2020

A historic EU budget and recovery package deal?

By |2020-07-31T08:44:14+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel at the Special European Summit, 20/7/20; Photo credit: European Union   This article was first published on The UK in a Changing Europe. In the end they did it. After a marathon meeting, stretching from Friday 17 July until the wee small hours [...]

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 [...]

21 07, 2020

Is the European Union finally moving to an economic – not just a monetary – Union?

By |2020-07-21T14:06:08+00:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Climate Change, Coronavirus, Europe, Future of Europe|Tags: , , |

Photo copyright: European Union     by John Palmer Formerly European Editor of The Guardian and Political Director of the European Policy Centre in Brussels     There is not much of a market just now for optimism about our economic, social, political or environmental future. In the [...]

20 07, 2020

The Final Decade?

By |2020-07-20T14:57:47+00:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Climate Change, Federalism, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

  About the Author Tony Czarnecki is a futurist - a member of Chatham House and Managing Partner of Sustensis, London – a Think Tank for inspirations for Humanity's transition to coexistence with Superintelligence. In this article he presents his views on possible developments on the global, European and British [...]

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 [...]

10 06, 2020

What is a Hamilton moment?

By |2020-06-16T14:18:30+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Professor Sam Whimster Deputy Director & Head of UK Futures Programme, Global Policy Institute     Have I seen this musical before? No, that is not a Hamilton moment, but the musical is based on Ron Chernow's excellent biography of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. We used [...]

9 06, 2020

Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe

By |2020-06-17T10:37:55+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Future of Europe|Tags: , , |

Tuesday, 16th June 2020 17.00 - 19.00 WATCH THE RECORDED WEBINAR ON ZOOM Joint event with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) The Federal Trust is holding a webinar to mark the launch of the new book “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”, a series [...]

27 05, 2020

Europe’s finest hour or its swansong?

By |2020-06-04T15:47:02+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Corrado Pirzio-BiroliExecutive Chairman of the Rural Investment Support for Europe (RISE) Foundation and former European commission official 8th May 2020 This article was first published by Friends of Europe As Jacques Delors recently said, the European project faces a mortal danger. Pascal Lamy called it Europe’s “épreuve de vérité”. [...]

15 05, 2020

70th Anniversary of the “Schuman Declaration” and the launching of European Union

By |2020-06-04T15:48:58+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Dr Alan HickDr Hick is a Director of New Europeans (Europe) and a former senior official at the European Economic and Social Committee 2nd May 2020 This article has been reproduced with kind permission from New Europeans On 9 May 1950, just five years after the end of the [...]

17 04, 2020

Things will never be the same again – – how Covid-19 is re-shaping the future of Europe

By |2020-06-04T16:26:31+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Roger CasaleSecretary General & CEO, New Europeans 15th April 2020 Reproduced with kind permission:Can Europe survive the coronavirus? Roger CasaleOW Magazine,​ 15 April 2020 (Library of Congress: ISSN 2576- 2087) There is an old joke about a census in the USSR. A man was asked where he was born: St Petersburg. [...]