15 05, 2020

70th Anniversary of the “Schuman Declaration” and the launching of European Union

By |2020-06-04T15:48:58+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Dr Alan HickDr Hick is a Director of New Europeans (Europe) and a former senior official at the European Economic and Social Committee 2nd May 2020 This article has been reproduced with kind permission from New Europeans On 9 May 1950, just five years after the end of the [...]

21 04, 2020

European identity and the plague

By |2020-06-04T16:23:46+00:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Migration & Identity|Tags: , |

by Roger CasaleFounder, Secretary General & CEO, New Europeans 21st April 2020 “The plague was posting sentries at the gates and turning away ships bound for Oran.” Albert Camus, (1913-1960) “Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy”  Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 – 1375) Plague has been with us since ancient times. [...]

17 04, 2020

Things will never be the same again – – how Covid-19 is re-shaping the future of Europe

By |2020-06-04T16:26:31+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Roger CasaleSecretary General & CEO, New Europeans 15th April 2020 Reproduced with kind permission:Can Europe survive the coronavirus? Roger CasaleOW Magazine,​ 15 April 2020 (Library of Congress: ISSN 2576- 2087) There is an old joke about a census in the USSR. A man was asked where he was born: St Petersburg. [...]

15 04, 2020

Can the EU survive the virus?

By |2020-06-04T16:33:13+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Future of Europe|Tags: , , |

EU Leaders’ video conference on COVID-19, 26th March 2020. Photo credit: Council of the European Union 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. 15th April 2020 “Forged in crisis.” “We’ll [...]

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 [...]

2 03, 2020

The EU and the Coronavirus Crisis

By |2020-06-12T13:55:02+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

When Border Closures and Supranational Collaboration go hand in hand Unexpectedly, a virus, SARS 2 CoV-2, has become the most important political as well as human issue facing us at this time. Like any crisis of public safety, it presents the EU with an opportunity also: the opportunity to become [...]

28 02, 2020

An evening with Miha Pogačnik – #EuropeFutureFringe

By |2020-06-12T14:23:44+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Federalism, Future of Europe|Tags: , |

 2nd March 2020 Event by New Europeans, Sustensis and The Federal Trust https://vimeo.com/395932651 Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust https://vimeo.com/395935656 Tony Czarnecki, Sustensis and New Europeans https://vimeo.com/395941393 Miha Pogacnik, Ambassador of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia SPEAKERS European DemocracyBrendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust Citizens’ Assemblies and democratic reformsTony Czarnecki, New Europeans London [...]

13 01, 2020

The relevant tasks now for Europe and for Federalists

By |2020-05-05T08:18:04+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Ira Straus Chair, Center for War-Peace Studies 13th January 2020 It’s a new world in UK-EU relations. All -- Europeanists, federalists, the EU itself -- have to find their bearings in it. All have to refocus on the tasks most relevant for the future. So also do all who [...]

22 10, 2019

What has gotten into Juncker and Macron?

By |2020-05-05T08:18:45+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Ira StrausChair, Center for War-Peace Studies 22nd October 2019 What has gotten into Juncker and Macron? Will they go on promoting Brexit? Or can Macron go back to his better, long-extension idea? People who are friends of the EU, many of them longstanding fans of both Juncker and Macron, [...]

8 05, 2019

Macron and Rutte: Intergovernmentalism 2.0

By |2020-05-05T08:19:19+00:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Dr Leo Klinkers Public Policy Consultant 8th May 2019 This article was first published in Europe Today Magazine. About the authorLeo Klinkers is an independent consultant in public administration who has worked in several countries, as well as for the EU and the UN. He is co-founder and member [...]

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