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The Federal Trust is a research institute studying the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Founded in 1945 on the initiative of Sir William Beveridge, it has long made a powerful contribution to the study of federalism and federal systems. It has always had a particular interest in the European Union and Britain’s place in it.

The Federal Trust has no allegiance to any political party. It is registered as a charity for the purposes of education and research.

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Brexit and Covid-19: The year ends as it has taken place

The last weeks of 2020 will provide a slew of illustrative material for future historians wishing to highlight the moral and administrative decline of the British state in face of the challenges of Brexit and Covid-19. Pride of place will go to the twin nominations to the House of Lords [...]

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Valery Giscard d’Estaing – a European Dreamer

By |December 15th, 2020|

by Stefan Collignon Professor of Political Economy at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa; Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics   This article first appeared in Italian on Euractiv.it (translated by Roberto Castaldi)   No [...]

Brexit: No trade-offs means no deal

By |December 10th, 2020|

The dinner between Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen on 9th December seems to have done little to improve the chances of an agreement on EU/UK trading relations before the end of the transition [...]

The No Deal Brexit Terminology

By |December 9th, 2020|

Republished with kind permission by Jon Worth from his Euroblog. Image copyright: A nightmare before Brexit! by duncan c, licensed under creative commons licence CC BY-NC 2.0   OK, I might be jumping the gun – [...]

Brexit and the decline of democracy

By |December 4th, 2020|

“The fabric of democracy is always fragile everywhere because it depends on the will of citizens to protect it, and when they become scared, when it becomes dangerous for them to defend it, it can [...]