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31 07, 2020

A historic EU budget and recovery package deal?

By |2020-07-31T08:44:14+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel at the Special European Summit, 20/7/20; Photo credit: European Union   This article was first published on The UK in a Changing Europe. In the end they did it. After a marathon meeting, stretching from Friday 17 July until the wee small hours [...]

14 07, 2020

The German Presidency is a time of hope for the EU

By |2020-07-14T11:46:11+00:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Future of Europe|Tags: , , , , |

Charles Michel, President of the European Council; Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor on 8th July 2020. Copyright: European Union   "The EU was born out of catastrophe and has advanced through crisis," wrote Martin Wolf, venerable economics commentator at the Financial Times, on June 2. It's a common [...]

10 07, 2020

Event Video: “Fake news”, democracy and coronavirus

By |2020-07-10T08:42:57+00:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit, Coronavirus|Tags: , |

Joint event with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute "Fake news", democracy and coronavirus – Fighting disinformation in a digital age 7th July 2020 Watch the recording of our panel discussion held on Zoom, jointly organised with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute:   Speakers: Damian Collins MP, Conservative MP for Folkestone [...]

24 06, 2020

“Fake news”, democracy and coronavirus – Fighting disinformation in a digital age

By |2020-07-10T08:22:46+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit, Coronavirus|Tags: , , |

Joint event by the Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute 7th July 2020  - held 0n Zoom Watch the panel discussion here: The rise in the use of social media and the relative anonymity of the internet have over the last decade led to increasing concerns about “fake news” [...]

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 [...]

2 06, 2020

Next Generation EU (NGE): the Commission’s Covid-19 recovery package

By |2020-06-04T09:21:39+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Hugh Evans, Co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, deliver a press statement on the next steps in the Coronavirus Global Response. Source: EC - Audiovisual Service; Photographer: Etienne Ansotte Next Generation EU (NGE): the [...]

28 05, 2020

The Franco-German proposal for a €500 billion recovery fund

By |2020-06-04T11:17:56+00:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

by Professor Iain BeggAcademic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the LSE’s European Institute 20th May 2020 This article was first published by The UK in a Changing Europe Too slow, too small, too hidebound by conditions, and too [...]

26 05, 2020

Federal states deal best with the pandemic

By |2020-06-04T11:19:34+00:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coronavirus, Devolution, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland|Tags: , , , |

by David GowEditor of Sceptical.scot, Senior Adviser at Social Europe and Senior Adviser at Acumen Public Affairs. He is former European Business Editor of The Guardian and worked for The Scotsman and London Weekend Television. 26th May 2020 Federal Germany has won substantial plaudits around the world, not least in other parts of Europe, for its comparative [...]

15 05, 2020

Covid-19 and a Fracturing UK

By |2020-06-04T11:53:20+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Devolution, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Dr Kirsty HughesDirector, Scottish Centre on European Relations 13th May 2020 This article was first published by the Scottish Centre on European Relations The shift in England to a more substantial easing of lockdown restrictions, while Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales stick to a slower route and to the [...]

4 05, 2020

How will COVID-19 impact Brexit?

By |2020-06-04T15:54:01+00:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Europe|Tags: , |

by John StevensChairman of the Federal Trust; Former Member of the European Parliament (1989 – 1999) 4th May 2020 In the latest iteration of the unempathetic essence of their cause a debate is emerging amongst the supporters of Brexit over whether the crisis created by the COVID-19 virus will prove [...]