The last European Council’s negotiations on the next MFF for 2021-2028 were a big disappointment.
Migration has ceased to be a hot topic but taking a moment of respite at the EU’s Mediterranean borders for a sustainable response to the migration issue is a political mistake.
The Parliament will reject the multiannual financial framework unless there is an agreement on own resources, unless the necessary financial means are achieved.
While Brexit was a non-issue in the Irish general election, considerable challenges emerge from it.
Sinn Féin captured the Zeitgeist and demonstrated that conservative instincts to dilute radical policies with moderate messaging no longer works.
The results of the Irish Election invite comparisons to a political earthquake, but a brief look at recent history tells a more multi-layered story.