17 10, 2023

Europe’s Federal Imperial Union

By |2023-10-17T15:03:14+00:00October 17th, 2023|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

In its time, Europe has known a lot of empires. Some, like Napoleon’s, arose from an excess of revolutionary fervour. Others, pre-eminently the Hapsburgs, were based on dynastic inheritance. The Soviet Union was forged by Bolshevist ideology. The Ottomans had a religious cause. Some empires were more enlightened than others, [...]

29 09, 2023

Artificial Intelligence – Has Brexit Ruined British Leadership?

By |2023-09-29T15:55:46+00:00September 29th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Video|Tags: , , |

In this video, Hugh Lawson-Tancred discusses the challenges posed by the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He concludes that, while the risks and dangers of AI are often exaggerated, international cooperation, particularly regional cooperation will be necessary to ensure that the maximum benefits of AI are obtained and equitably distributed. [...]

28 09, 2023

EU’s New Carbon Emissions Tax May Darken The Climate for UK Exporters

By |2023-09-28T15:27:14+00:00September 28th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Climate Change, EU Policies & Institutions|Tags: , , |

The European Union (EU) has launched the world's first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) having effect from 1st October 2023. CBAM is a part of the EU's "Fit for 55" legislative package to reduce emissions by at least 55% up to 2030 from 1990 levels. How CBAM works CBAM is [...]

31 08, 2023

EVENT: The EU in 2033

By |2023-10-23T15:05:01+00:00August 31st, 2023|Categories: 2023, Europe, Future of Europe, Global, Other, UK|Tags: , , |

21st October 2023 WHAT WILL THE EU LOOK LIKE IN 2033? Joint Conference by The Federal Trust and James Madison Charitable Trust The next decade is likely to see significant widening and deepening of the Union. Whether because of Brexit or because of external events, rapid reform for the EU, [...]

1 08, 2023

VIDEO: Will Brexit Split the Labour Party?

By |2023-08-01T14:58:51+00:00August 1st, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Climate Change, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In this  Federal Trust video John Palmer and Brendan Donnelly review the state of the Conservative and Labour Parties after last week's by-elections. They conclude that both parties face challenges to their traditional identities. If Labour win the next General Election, the European issue will be a particular bone of [...]

5 04, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit Drowning in the Pacific?

By |2023-04-05T11:05:01+00:00April 5th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Trade, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Director Brendan Donnelly and Chair John Stevens review the British decision to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership or CPTPP. They believe that this decision will bring at best minimal benefits to the UK and some disadvantages. Its importance is being overstated by the British government [...]

10 03, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit and “small boats” – Taking Back Control of Immigration?

By |2023-03-10T15:42:32+00:00March 10th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Migration & Identity, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, John Stevens and Brendan Donnelly discuss the new Illegal Migration Bill. They conclude that it is unlikely to solve the problem it supposedly addresses; is open to legal challenge; and is largely a product of the internal wranglings of the Conservative Party. There are many [...]

13 12, 2022

VIDEO: Has Ukraine Made Europe More United?

By |2022-12-13T14:36:57+00:00December 13th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, EU Policies & Institutions, Global, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this video, the Federal Trust's Chairman John Stevens and and its Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the impact of the war in Ukraine on the European Union. They argue that the war has tended to make Europe more integrated, but it has also exposed flaws in the Union's decision-making process [...]

11 11, 2022

VIDEO: What Do the US Midterms Mean for Brexit?

By |2022-11-11T14:44:26+00:00November 11th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the impact of American politics on Brexit, both historically and in the future. The present Democratic administration is well-disposed to the EU and unenthusiastic about Brexit. But no future Republican administration is likely to support the [...]

11 11, 2022

EVENT: Energy dependency and foreign policy – Dilemmas for the UK, Germany, and the EU

By |2022-11-22T19:01:45+00:00November 11th, 2022|Categories: 2022, Europe, Global, UK|Tags: , , , |

Joint event with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute 22nd November 2022 Watch the recorded livestream of this event here or in the player below:   It was Russian President Putin’s hope that the West would acquiesce in the attack on Ukraine because of the dependency of leading European countries on [...]

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