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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 [...]

16 06, 2020

UK-EU Summit: Fishy

By |2020-06-17T14:30:41+00:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , |

The British government has been making a significant effort to present the video conference between the Prime Minister and the Presidents of the European Council, Commission and Parliament on Monday as constituting something of a breakthrough in the negotiations over the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European [...]

16 06, 2020

VIDEO: The Brexit negotiations and their implications for the island of Ireland

By |2020-06-16T13:20:11+00:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Video|Tags: , , |

Watch the recorded webinar held on 8th June 2020.   SPEAKERS: Daithi O’Ceallaigh Dáithí O’Ceallaigh is a former Irish diplomat who worked for many years on British-Irish and north–south relations, culminating in service as ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2001 to 2007. Dr Mary Murphy Dr Mary C. Murphy [...]

10 06, 2020

Constitutional options for Northern Ireland: a discussion

By |2020-06-10T13:21:33+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Europe, UK Devolution|Tags: , , |

No version of Brexit avoids disruption for Northern Ireland and the peace process. Furthermore, it is inherent in the logic of UK departure from the European Union that, far from seeking to minimise this impact, it should augment the risks to the region. The concept of sovereignty – however defined [...]

10 06, 2020

Pandemic and the Crisis of the Rules-based Liberal International Order

By |2020-06-10T09:37:01+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Global, Views from the Federal Trust|

By Global Policy Institute       GPI’s Overview statement of mid-2019 noted the trends of de-globalisation, the failings of neoliberalism to underpin an equitable global order, and the build-up of pressure in relation to the climate emergency and resource depletion. These trends confirmed GPI’s original analysis of a world [...]

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 [...]

9 06, 2020

Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe

By |2020-06-17T10:37:55+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Future of Europe|Tags: , , |

Tuesday, 16th June 2020 17.00 - 19.00 WATCH THE RECORDED WEBINAR ON ZOOM Joint event with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) The Federal Trust is holding a webinar to mark the launch of the new book “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”, a series [...]

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 [...]

4 06, 2020

Brexit: How “No Deal” became the bookies’ favourite

By |2020-07-02T16:35:07+00:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , |

Many commentators and political actors have only recently begun to take seriously the possibility that the “transition period” for the UK’s exit from the European Union will end on 31st December 2020 without an agreement on the future EU/UK trading relationship. There was, however, always good reason to expect such [...]

2 06, 2020

The Brexit negotiations and their implications for the island of Ireland

By |2020-06-10T10:45:06+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit|Tags: , , |

Monday, 8th June, 17.00 - 19.00 WATCH THE RECORDED WEBINAR Brexit will affect the whole of the UK politically and economically, almost certainly only for the worse. But Brexit poses particularly grave and immediate challenges for the island of Ireland. We are lucky to have four experts to give us [...]