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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 [...]

10 06, 2020

What is a Hamilton moment?

By |2020-06-16T14:18:30+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Professor Sam Whimster Deputy Director & Head of UK Futures Programme, Global Policy Institute     Have I seen this musical before? No, that is not a Hamilton moment, but the musical is based on Ron Chernow's excellent biography of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. We used [...]

4 06, 2020

The German Constitutional Court Decision on PSPP

By |2020-06-04T14:59:49+00:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Federalism, Views from the Federal Trust|

  By Dr Michael Lloyd Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute   Media commentators’ concern over the German Constitutional Court (BVG) ruling on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) appears to have been replaced by concerns over the consideration by the Bank of England over the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]