The EU needs a new policy towards the Western Balkans. It should enlarge to all countries of the region now if it wants to prevent other powers from taking advantage. Left without a concrete prospect of joining the EU, the countries of the Western Balkans are becoming less European and less democratic. The European Union […]
For half a century I have campaigned for a united Europe with Britain playing a full role. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) that was approved by the British Parliament on 30 December heralded, for me, a very bad and very very painful day. The TCA finalises Britain’s divorce from the most successful peace project […]
While Brexit was a non-issue in the Irish general election, considerable challenges emerge from it.
Fine Gael had been telling the public for several years now that the economy was improving – and yet people were clearly not feeling that.
if the Conservatives secure a majority of seats in the Commons, then Brexit will happen next year. If they don’t, then there will be a new referendum. But anything can happen.
A podcast interview with the historian Luuk van de Middelaar on the technocratic approach at EU level which is no longer credible.