30 12, 2014

European Essays

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About European Essays The Federal Trust produces a series of bi-monthly European Essays (ISSN 1468-9049) with the aim of enlightening the debate on good governance. Since 1999, this thought-provoking series has included a wide spectrum of contributors, among them: Iain Begg, John Bruton, Andrew Duff, Valéry Giscard D'Estaing, Joschka Fischer, [...]

30 12, 2014

Policy Briefs

By |2020-05-05T09:20:16+00:00December 30th, 2014|Categories: Archive|Tags: |

The Federal Trust regularly publishes short Briefing Papers, which often focus on current political and constitutional developments in the European Union. In particular, those papers published as part of the European Policy Briefs series assess and analyse major controversies in the British debate about Europe. You will find our latest [...]

29 12, 2014

Westminster Scrutiny of British Foreign Policy

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British Foreign Policy - Not in Our Name? This "Parliamentary Oversight Project" was a project jointly undertaken by the Federal Trust together with its partner organisations, One World Trust and Democratic Audit, and was funded by the Josph Rowntree Charitable Trust. It ran from 2005 to 2007, examining the role [...]

29 12, 2014

Is Britain an Exception?

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The British Exception: myth or reality? The British Exception: myth or reality? was a series of conferences in 2008 and 2009, culminating in a book, examining the claim sometimes made by commentators that the United Kingdom is intrinsically different in its interests and structures to the other member states of [...]

29 12, 2014

The New UK Government And The EU

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In 2010 - 11 the Federal Trust, in conjunction with the Global Policy Institute and with co-funding provided by the European Commission Representation in the UK, organised a series of conferences entitled A new British Government - A new British role in Europe? The objective of these conferences was to [...]

29 12, 2014

On the Edge – Britain on the European Sidelines?

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The Federal Trust, together with its partner Global Policy Institute at London Metropolitan University, has received funding from the European Commission Representation in the UK to undertake this new project, which will explore the impact of the UK Coalition Government's European policy on Britain's relations with the EU, and in [...]

29 12, 2014

Three Cheers for European Democracy, 13th June 2014

By |2020-05-04T12:17:02+00:00December 29th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

THREE CHEERS FOR EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY A Personal View from Brendan Donnelly, June 2014 If Jean-Claude Juncker becomes the next President of the European Commission, it will mark an important development in the democratic life of the European Union. Millions of voters in the recent European Elections will see their favoured [...]

29 12, 2014

Blair and Cameron: Two Peas in a European Pod, 14th Nov 2014

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A Personal View from Brendan Donnelly, 14th November 2014 It is sometimes said that David Cameron regards Tony Blair as his political model. The European policies of the two Prime Ministers may appear superficially very different. Mr. Blair presented himself as fundamentally favourable to the European Union, and Mr. Cameron [...]

11 11, 2014

Learning Through Suffering: European Lessons for the UK, 1 July 2014

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Learning Through Suffering: European Lessons for the British Government A Personal View from Brendan Donnelly, 1st July 2014 A number of lessons can be learned from the diplomatic reverse suffered by the British government in its attempts to prevent Mr. Juncker from becoming President of the European Commission. 1. British [...]

11 11, 2014

The United Kingdom: A Federal Perspective

By |2020-06-02T14:03:53+00:00November 11th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Substantial intellectual contributions to federal analysis have been made by individuals based in the UK; and the UK has participated in the development in many prominent federal constitutions throughout the world, including those of India and Germany. Yet the UK itself is traditionally a unitary state, widely regarded as one [...]