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 [...]

15 05, 2020

Covid-19 and a Fracturing UK

By |2020-06-04T11:53:20+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Devolution, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Dr Kirsty HughesDirector, Scottish Centre on European Relations 13th May 2020 This article was first published by the Scottish Centre on European Relations The shift in England to a more substantial easing of lockdown restrictions, while Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales stick to a slower route and to the [...]

4 05, 2020

How will COVID-19 impact Brexit?

By |2020-06-04T15:54:01+00:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Europe|Tags: , |

by John StevensChairman of the Federal Trust; Former Member of the European Parliament (1989 – 1999) 4th May 2020 In the latest iteration of the unempathetic essence of their cause a debate is emerging amongst the supporters of Brexit over whether the crisis created by the COVID-19 virus will prove [...]

4 05, 2020

Combating Coronavirus: the good news from Vienna

By |2020-06-04T15:54:39+00:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Europe|Tags: |

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (centre), Minister Rudolf Anschober (r.) and Minister Karl Nehammer (l.) on 26th February 2020. Image copyright: BKA/Andy Wenzel by Richard BassettBye-Fellow of Christ’s College Cambridge and the author of “For God and Kaiser”, the first history of the Habsburg Army to be published in English (Yale 2015). [...]

30 04, 2020

How different will this time be? Assessing the prospects for economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

By |2020-06-04T15:56:13+00:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Trade, UK, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons by Professor Iain Begg, Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the LSE’s European Institute and Professor Jun Qian, Professor of Finance and Executive Dean at Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University 22nd [...]

21 04, 2020

Scotland’s Shifting Politics of the Covid-19 Crisis

By |2020-06-10T16:51:27+00:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Devolution, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (Licence terms)   As the Covid-19 crisis continues, the UK may be heading for one of the worst outcomes in terms of deaths across Europe. Criticism is rightly mounting of the UK government’s handling of the crisis, not least of the fatally lost weeks [...]

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 [...]