13 11, 2020

For a European Health Union

By |2020-11-14T13:22:51+00:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Giovanni Brauzzi is a retired Italian diplomat. His last assignment was Ambassador to Jordan. Before that he was Deputy Political Director, in charge for security, disarmament and non-proliferation. Previously, he served in Lagos, Brussels, Nairobi, New York and London.   Republished with kind permission by ISPI: Istituto per gli Studi di [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 07, 2020

Event Video: “Fake news”, democracy and coronavirus

By |2020-07-10T08:42:57+00:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit, Coronavirus|Tags: , |

Joint event with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute "Fake news", democracy and coronavirus – Fighting disinformation in a digital age 7th July 2020 Watch the recording of our panel discussion held on Zoom, jointly organised with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute:   Speakers: Damian Collins MP, Conservative MP for Folkestone [...]

24 06, 2020

“Fake news”, democracy and coronavirus – Fighting disinformation in a digital age

By |2020-07-10T08:22:46+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit, Coronavirus|Tags: , , |

Joint event by the Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute 7th July 2020  - held 0n Zoom Watch the panel discussion here: The rise in the use of social media and the relative anonymity of the internet have over the last decade led to increasing concerns about “fake news” [...]

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 [...]

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”. [...]

26 05, 2020

Federal states deal best with the pandemic

By |2020-06-04T11:19:34+00:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coronavirus, Devolution, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland|Tags: , , , |

by David GowEditor of Sceptical.scot, Senior Adviser at Social Europe and Senior Adviser at Acumen Public Affairs. He is former European Business Editor of The Guardian and worked for The Scotsman and London Weekend Television. 26th May 2020 Federal Germany has won substantial plaudits around the world, not least in other parts of Europe, for its comparative [...]

18 05, 2020

Amid COVID-19, Asia’s White Rice Is the New Black Gold

By |2020-06-04T11:53:45+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, 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 7th May 2020 This article was first published by The Diplomat For Eduardo Astrero, a small-hold farmer in the Philippines’ lowlands province of Nueva Ecija, located north of Manila on the [...]