4 11, 2021

Citizens’ Senate – Towards Consensual Presidential Democracy

By |2021-11-04T12:34:29+00:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Anyone hoping the US under President Biden will restore its own democracy to the level at which it could be an example for most of the world, must be quite disappointed. Even deeper disappointment must be felt by millions of anglophiles who were looking towards Britain as a gold-plated model [...]

23 09, 2020

Stand with Belarus – it’s a matter of principle

By |2020-10-09T09:51:59+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This article was written for Euractiv Italia.   “Don’t leave Belarus alone!” That was the message of a conference organised by New Europeans with human rights campaigners from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia to mark International Democracy Day, 15 September. Watch the conference here. In a moving address from her home outside [...]

26 03, 2020

Schuman vs Schumann

By |2020-06-10T15:10:21+00:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by John LeechCouncil Member, The Federal Trust 24th March 2020 This article is a response to the talk held by Miha Pogačnik, Ambassador of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia at an event in London on 3rd March 2020. Watch the talk here: https://vimeo.com/395941393 AN EVENING WITH MIHA POGACNIK served [...]

28 03, 2019

Where Next with Parliament’s Voting Procedures on the Multiple Options?

By |2020-05-04T09:45:44+00:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , |

by Ira StrausChair, Center for War-Peace Studies 28th March 2019 In setting forth procedures for deciding its preference among the multiple Brexit options, Parliament has shown wisdom on one point, unwisdom on another. It is wise in allowing five calendar days for its members to converse and caucus among one [...]

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