13 05, 2022

A Design for Modern Britain: Confederal Federalism

By |2022-05-13T13:17:35+00:00May 13th, 2022|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

by Glyndwr Cennydd Jones In recent years, the national borders extant within these isles have been reaffirmed through Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. Further, the trend for significant divergence in policy stances across the various parliaments has compounded other clear political disagreements centred on constitutional reform and change, with different [...]

5 05, 2022

Spinelli, me and my honeymoon

By |2022-05-05T13:39:02+00:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Europe, Federalism, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Dr Alan Hick Dr Hick is a Board Member of New Europeans International and a former senior official at the European Economic and Social Committee 1st May 2022 This article has been reproduced with kind permission from New Europeans   The first time I met Altiero Spinelli did not go [...]

4 05, 2022

WEBINAR: What kind of federation for the European Union?

By |2022-05-19T10:40:48+00:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: 2022, Blog, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe|Tags: , , , |

18th May 2022 WATCH THE RECORDED LIVESTREAM HERE or in the player below:   Presentation by Tony Czarnecki - Economist, futurist, and Managing Partner of Sustensis, London Followed by a discussion chaired by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust   Although the European Federation is formally not on the EU [...]

28 03, 2022

A League-Union of the Isles – Book Recommendation

By |2022-04-05T08:01:57+00:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|

March 2022 sees the release of A League-Union of the Isles. Conceived as a reflection on Glyndwr Cennydd Jones’s constitutional writing since 2016, it encompasses an exploration of devolution, federalism, confederalism, and more significantly—that possible middle ground—confederal-federalism. Not wishing to alienate the generally moderate elements of both unionism and nationalism [...]

17 02, 2022

INTERGOV Forum

By |2022-03-15T11:28:21+00:00February 17th, 2022|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, INTERGOV, Scotland, UK Constitution|

The Federal Trust is launching an initiative – INTERGOV - to create a forum for better communications and understanding of intergovernmental relations within the United Kingdom. We believe the time is propitious for this  new initiative. The devolution settlements are rapidly mutating, not least as a result of Brexit ,and [...]

11 01, 2022

Webinar: Time for a European Federation

By |2022-01-27T09:06:08+00:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: 2022, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe|Tags: , |

 26th January 2022 To mark the publication of a new book entitled "Time for a European Federation", the Federal Trust organised a webinar with the author, Yannis Karamitsios, presenting the book's argument. Speaker: Yannis Karamitsios is a legal adviser to the European Commission. His book “Time for a European Federation” [...]

4 11, 2021

A Definition of the EU as Farewell Present for Chancellor Merkel

By |2021-11-04T12:34:44+00:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: Citizens’ rights, EU Policies & Institutions, Federalism, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

During the last meeting of the European Council, which she attended, Angela Merkel raised the perennial question as to what the European Union is. Reflecting on the debate in the Council about the objections of some member states against the introduction of the conditionality mechanism, she asked whether we are [...]

21 09, 2021

Levelling Up … Public Spending?

By |2021-09-21T12:13:33+00:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , |

by Prof. Colin Talbot, Emeritus Professor of Government at the University of Manchester, and Dr. Carole Talbot, Research Associate, University of Cambridge   ‘Levelling Up’ is back in the headlines with the move of Michael Gove to what has now become the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. One [...]

17 09, 2021

WEBINAR: “Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi: A forgotten Father of Europe?”

By |2021-10-08T13:45:41+00:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: 2021, Europe, Federalism, Video|

7th October 2021 The former Director of the Federal Trust, Dr Martyn Bond, discussed his most recent book “Hitler’s Cosmopolitan Bastard”, a biography of Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi. Coudenhove-Kalergi (RCK) was a central figure in the history of European integration before and after the Second World War, arguing for a united [...]

2 09, 2021

Democratic federalism: are we there yet?

By |2021-09-02T14:37:09+00:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , |

This article was first published by The UK in a Changing Europe.   If there is one plus to the Covid-19 pandemic it is that many more people in the UK are aware we no longer live in a state with a single government in London. The regular TV appearances [...]

Go to Top