8 04, 2020

What Future for Scotland’s Media post-Corona Crisis?

By |2020-06-04T16:38:27+00:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|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. 7th April 2020 This article was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations Boris Johnson was just about to be elected prime minister [...]

8 04, 2020

Scotland, the UK and Brexit: Changing Politics at a Time of Crisis

By |2020-06-04T16:41:31+00:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Dr Kirsty HughesDirector, Scottish Centre on European Relations 6th April 2020 This comment was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations Covid-19 has put much of the debate, and the talks, on the future UK-EU relationship on pause. But the political debate will return – not least with the question of [...]

6 04, 2020

Putin’s viruses attack the European Union

By |2020-06-04T16:45:09+00:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

by Olivier VédrinePolitical scientist and TV anchor on Ukrainian television; Board member, New Europeans 6th April 2020 Russia exploits the coronavirus crisis in order to weaken the EU. Russia’s humanitarian intervention in Italy, a show of force, is combined with a sustained disinformation and destabilization campaign. Vladimir Putin is determined [...]

1 04, 2020

An enhanced international role for the Euro

By |2020-06-04T16:55:05+00:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

A real opportunity or wishful thinking? by Professor Iain BeggAcademic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum and Co-Chair of the Dahrendorf Working Group “The Future Of European Governance”. He is also a Professorial Research Fellow in the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Council [...]

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 [...]

24 03, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis, Brexit and Scottish Independence

By |2020-06-10T16:06:58+00:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Dr Kirsty HughesDirector, Scottish Centre on European Relations 20th March 2020 This comment was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations The UK is heading into the most difficult and intense months of the coronavirus crisis – both in terms of the pandemic itself and the major economic [...]

19 03, 2020

The EU’s Fiscal Criteria: Debit, Deficit and Currency Questions

By |2020-06-10T16:08:01+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|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. 17th March 2020 This article was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations Introduction Such is the binary nature of political [...]

11 03, 2020

Deals, deals, deals: who needs them?

By |2020-06-10T16:41:22+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Meeting of the "Frugal Four", 20/02/20. Photo credit: European Union by Professor Iain BeggProfessorial Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science; Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum.  3rd March 2020 At a special meeting of the European Council on 20-21 February, EU leaders failed to reach an [...]

28 02, 2020

Brexit Futures – Preparing to change the game

By |2020-06-23T15:51:36+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Peter CookBusiness and organisation consultant; Author of "Let's Talk about Brex..it"@AcademyofRock 28th February 2020 Brexit will unravel of its own contradictions.  I believe this will be sooner rather than later.  Brexit’s implosion will come from either what I call external socio-economic, political, environmental shocks or "internal combustion", due to [...]

11 02, 2020

Toward a more effective EU policy on global warming

By |2020-06-23T15:56:54+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Climate Change, EU Policies & Institutions, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

Only new approaches, supplementing current anti-emissions policies, can stop the warming not just slow the emissions Global warming is a matter where EU and global policy has been failing, despite long and heavy investment in the current line of policy. The warming has not only continued but sped up. Annual [...]