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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 [...]

4 06, 2020

The German Constitutional Court Decision on PSPP

By |2020-06-04T14:59:49+00:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Federalism, Views from the Federal Trust|

  By Dr Michael Lloyd Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute   Media commentators’ concern over the German Constitutional Court (BVG) ruling on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) appears to have been replaced by concerns over the consideration by the Bank of England over the [...]

4 06, 2020

Brexit: How “No Deal” became the bookies’ favourite

By |2020-07-02T16:35:07+00:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , |

Many commentators and political actors have only recently begun to take seriously the possibility that the “transition period” for the UK’s exit from the European Union will end on 31st December 2020 without an agreement on the future EU/UK trading relationship. There was, however, always good reason to expect such [...]

2 06, 2020

Next Generation EU (NGE): the Commission’s Covid-19 recovery package

By |2020-06-04T09:21:39+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Hugh Evans, Co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, deliver a press statement on the next steps in the Coronavirus Global Response. Source: EC - Audiovisual Service; Photographer: Etienne Ansotte Next Generation EU (NGE): the [...]

28 05, 2020

The Franco-German proposal for a €500 billion recovery fund

By |2020-06-04T11:17:56+00:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

by Professor Iain BeggAcademic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the LSE’s European Institute 20th May 2020 This article was first published by The UK in a Changing Europe Too slow, too small, too hidebound by conditions, and too [...]

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”. [...]

27 05, 2020

Ernesto Rossi and the Call to Europe

By |2020-06-04T11:18:15+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Roger CasaleFounder, Secretary General & CEO, New Europeans 23rd May 2020 This article was first published by Euractiv. It is time to rebuild the EU on the foundations set by Ernesto Rossi and others, writes Roger Casale. It is hard to escape the impression that we are witnessing the death [...]

27 05, 2020

“A Far Away Country” and how Britain could exit NATO

By |2020-06-04T11:20:16+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence|Tags: , , |

A Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 Lightning II takes off from Keflavík Airport in Iceland as part of NATO’s Air policing mission. Photo copyright: NATO by Dr Andrew BlackSenior Research Fellow at Global Policy Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Brunel Business School 27th May 2020 How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that [...]

18 05, 2020

Where will the jet-set go after Brexit?

By |2020-06-04T11:21:13+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Bob SavicSenior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University 18th May 2020 An interesting side-effect of Brexit is that currently, UK tax-resident non-domicile individual clients are increasingly, and understandably, seeking alternative residence in largely English-speaking European jurisdictions, such as Malta and [...]

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 [...]