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21 04, 2020

European identity and the plague

By |2020-06-04T16:23:46+00:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Migration & Identity|Tags: , |

by Roger CasaleFounder, Secretary General & CEO, New Europeans 21st April 2020 “The plague was posting sentries at the gates and turning away ships bound for Oran.” Albert Camus, (1913-1960) “Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy”  Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 – 1375) Plague has been with us since ancient times. [...]

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. [...]

17 04, 2020

Covid-19, Corona Bonds and “Kicking the can down the road”

By |2020-06-04T16:27:17+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe|Tags: , , |

Eurogroup President Mario Centeno at the Eurogroup video conference on 9th April. Photo credit: European Union by Dr Andrew BlackSenior Research Fellow at Global Policy Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Brunel Business School 17th April 2020 What I see is European construction drifting towards a free-trade zone, that is to say an [...]

15 04, 2020

Brexit: Transition in a time of pandemic

By |2020-06-04T16:28:31+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 15th April 2020 Michel Barnier and David Frost are due to resume today (15th April) their negotiations interrupted by the Coronavirus. If Brexit were a project built on rational economic or political foundations, the British government would by now have sought an extension of [...]

15 04, 2020

Can the EU survive the virus?

By |2020-06-04T16:33:13+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Future of Europe|Tags: , , |

EU Leaders’ video conference on COVID-19, 26th March 2020. Photo credit: Council of the European Union 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. 15th April 2020 “Forged in crisis.” “We’ll [...]

8 04, 2020

Discovering society in a global age

By |2020-06-04T16:31:52+00:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Professor Sam Whimster Deputy Director of the Global Policy Institute London and Editor of Max Weber Studies. 23rd March 2020 This article was first published by Discover Society As different countries take measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, much is being revealed about the nature of different forms of [...]

8 04, 2020

What Future for Scotland’s Media post-Corona Crisis?

By |2020-06-04T16:38:27+00:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|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. 7th April 2020 This article was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations Boris Johnson was just about to be elected prime minister [...]

6 04, 2020

Putin’s viruses attack the European Union

By |2020-06-04T16:45:09+00:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

by Olivier VédrinePolitical scientist and TV anchor on Ukrainian television; Board member, New Europeans 6th April 2020 Russia exploits the coronavirus crisis in order to weaken the EU. Russia’s humanitarian intervention in Italy, a show of force, is combined with a sustained disinformation and destabilization campaign. Vladimir Putin is determined [...]

6 04, 2020

How is the Coronavirus likely to affect post Brexit immigration?

By |2020-06-04T16:52:04+00:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Europe, Migration & Identity|Tags: , , |

by Vicky PryceEconomist & Business Consultant; Board member at the Centre for Economic an Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service 6th April 2020 I remember in a long past age – ok, just a couple of decades ago – how the family was gripped [...]

3 04, 2020

The economic consequences of Covid-19

By |2020-06-04T16:52:37+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Professor Iain BeggAcademic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum. He is also a Professorial Research Fellow in the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Council Member of the Federal Trust. 2nd April 2020 This article was first published by Dahrendorf Forum. Rapidly rising unemployment [...]