7 02, 2020

Brexit: Over, but far from out

By |2020-06-15T12:46:20+00:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

This article was first published by the Dahrendorf Forum. With Brexit day finally upon us, Iain Begg reflects upon the past and future of the UK’s relationship with the EU, concluding that, whilst in many ways it may be ‘over’, the UK is still far from ‘out’. Finally, it happened: [...]

4 02, 2020

Influencing the European Green Deal and Industrial Strategy

By |2020-06-15T12:47:01+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Climate Change, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

Leaders and Laggards among Small EU States 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. 30th January 2020 This article was first published by the Scottish Centre [...]

4 02, 2020

Bitter truths in Brussels

By |2020-06-15T12:48:13+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

This article was first published by sceptical.scot “Scotland is going to leave on January 31 and, assuming no extension to the transition period, Scotland will be out, out, out by the end of the year.” These blunt words from a senior European official, said without rancour or regret, encapsulate a [...]

17 01, 2020

EU citizens and Britons in Europe face indefinite future as bargaining chips

By |2020-05-04T09:43:10+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

by Roger CasaleFounder and Secretary-General of New Europeans and Former Member of the UK Parliament 13th January 2020 This article was first published in The Brussels Times. “The habit-forming pain, Mismanagement and grief, We must suffer them all again” W.H.Auden, from the poem 1st September 1939 The plight of EU [...]

14 01, 2020

So you think the banking crisis is over? Sorry to spoil your New Year!

By |2020-05-05T08:18:04+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Graham BishopConsultant on EU integration;Founder of grahambishop.com 14th January 2020 This article was first published on Euractiv Having watched many crises brew up during my decades in the financial markets, there are now some eerie parallels with earlier cycles that are increasingly concerning. Policymakers say they have learnt the [...]

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 [...]

6 01, 2020

BREXIT OR SCOTXIT – Which will do more damage?

By |2020-05-04T09:43:15+00:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

The economic costs of separatism and the strategic costs of contagion by Ira Straus Chair, Center for War-Peace Studies 6th January 2020 While there is much discussion in London of the economic and administrative consequences of Brexit, there is little similarly detailed discussion of the possible consequences of Scottish independence. [...]

20 12, 2019

Brexit beyond the election

By |2020-05-04T09:43:17+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

This article was written by Professor Graham Room, University of Bath, in response to Brendan Donnelly's blog Brexit: The end of the beginning. Please see below for Brendan's reply. Brexit Beyond the Election Professor Graham RoomUniversity of Bath20th December 2019 There is wide agreement that the UK General Election held [...]

26 11, 2019

The future is bleak if the future is Brexit

By |2020-06-25T13:06:46+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Brexit, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

As the General Election approaches, my greatest fears are now materialising - the Brexit Conservative Party will likely be re-elected with a functioning majority to take the UK out of the EU with an economically and financially-sapping withdrawal deal and no prospect of a free trade agreement with the EU [...]