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In this new video, our Chairman, John Stevens, and Director, Brendan Donnelly, discuss the post-Brexit state of UK/EU relations. They argue that the present British government will generally seek a confrontational relationship with the EU over the coming months. This confrontation will be a source of instability in Northern Ireland and encourage the forces [...]
by James Ramsbotham CBE James Ramsbotham CBE, Chief Executive of the North East of England Chamber of Commerce. From a distinguished army career in the Royal Green Jackets he later worked for Barclays Bank and was [...]
This article was first published by The Brussels Times Belarus is a case apart but even inside the EU, states like Hungary are far from being in the top division when it comes to proving [...]
‘Global Britain’ or ‘Global England’: Why the UK’s new foreign policy won’t go down well in Scotland
This article was first published by the Scottish Centre on European Relations The UK government’s integrated defence and foreign policy review is about to see the light of day. Some of its likely approach is [...]
In this video, our Chairman, John Stevens, and Director, Brendan Donnelly, discuss the likely future course of EU-UK relations and whether the two are on a collision course. They expect that friction will be the dominant feature [...]
By Roger Casale and Veronika Móra Roger Casale is Secretary General and CEO of New Europeans. Veronika Móra is the Director of Ökotárs Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation and co-founder of the Civilizáció Coalition in Hungary. This [...]
by Aaron Gates-Lincoln, Political Advisor at ImmiNews Throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic, many have argued that migrant healthcare workers have not been given the rightful respect or recognition which they truly deserve. Ever since [...]
by Denis MacShane Former Minister for Europe. His latest book Brexiternity. The Uncertain Fate of Britain is published by IB Tauris-Bloomsbury. The most famous speech made in the Roman Senate was by Cicero denouncing a [...]