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Photo credit: European Commission This excerpt is a preview of the book "Solidarity and the Future of Europe" that will be released in 2021 as part of the TEPSA book series “The Future of Europe: views from the Capitals”. A recurrent claim of the Leave campaign during the [...]
Will there be a No Deal Brexit or a Free Trade Agreement, of some kind, by 15th October 2020? This was the date by which UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted an accord should be [...]
Photo credit: Steve Nimmons / CC BY There is a celebrated passage in Marcel Proust’s “Sodom and Gomorrah” where the narrator sums up the nature of a character, Charles Morel, who in some [...]
Dr Andrew Blick, Reader in Politics and Contemporary History at King's College London, looks at the internal constitutional consequences of Brexit. He discusses how far the British Union has been held together by membership of [...]
by Geoffrey Martin Geoff Martin was the inaugural head of the European Commission Office in Northern Ireland 1979 – 1984, and was later Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK, 1993 – 2002. [...]
In search of equivalence – why “no-deal” would be bad for the financial sector, on both sides of the channel
With the deadline for a deal being reached now centring around the 15th October European Council meeting, there are some signs of greater willingness to compromise on the two major issues of fishing rights and [...]
Photo credit: European Investment Bank Authors: Sir Brian Unwin, former President of the European Investment Bank (1993 – 2000) Professor Iain Begg, Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London [...]
22nd September 2020 Joint event held by Federal Union and The Federal Trust Speakers Richard Corbett, former Leader of the British Labour MEPs, and Dr Andrew Blick, Reader in Politics and Contemporary History at King's [...]