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Many aspects of normal life have been suspended in Hungary due to the coronavirus, including parliamentary democracy.

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Author: Stephen Pogány
Posted: 01-04-2020

The coronavirus crisis has spurred the growth of online work. The genie is not going back in the bottle and we must plan for a future of ‘decent digiwork’.

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Author: Maria Mexi
Posted: 01-04-2020

In addition to threatening millions of lives, the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated human societies are capable of transforming themselves more or less overnight—there's no better time.

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Author: Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Hunter Lovins, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and Kate Raworth
Posted: 31-03-2020

Concluding the Social Europe series on ‘just transition’, Maja Göpel zooms out to elaborate the shift in narrative entailed.

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Author: Maja Göpel
Posted: 31-03-2020

The coronavirus crisis may be a natural disaster but, Sheri Berman writes, how governments are responding is a product of their politics.

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Author: Sheri Berman
Posted: 30-03-2020

A Europe-wide public-health authority should be a priority to counteract collective-action problems among EU member states.

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Author: Joan Costa-Font
Posted: 30-03-2020

The coronavirus crisis has remade the case for public authority—but that can only work in a complex network of multi-level governance.

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Author: Jan Zielonka
Posted: 26-03-2020

Vulnerable households bore the brunt of the job loss caused by the Great Recession and are ill-prepared to weather the gathering economic storm.

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Author: Thomas Biegert and Bernhard Ebbinghaus
Posted: 26-03-2020

The coronavirus has not only attacked vulnerable individuals—it has highlighted how Europe’s atrophying social ties leave a growing precariat exposed.

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Author: Valeria Pulignano and Claudia Marà
Posted: 25-03-2020

Governments must use the momentum created by the COVID-19 pandemic to make rapid progress toward collectively financed, comprehensive social-protection systems.

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Author: Shahra Razavi
Posted: 25-03-2020

Europe – The Federal Trust

by Dr Andrew BlackSenior Research Fellow at Global Policy Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Brunel Business School 31st March 2020 “Getting it done” was the buzz phrase that helped Johnson win the last election, in those days when the world was different. There were promises about trying to level up the poorer regions of the country, whose votes … Continue reading Getting it done the Covid way
Author: admin
Posted: 01-04-2020
Photo credit: European Union by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 13th March 2020 At some point in the coming months, political discourse in UK will move on from its current focus on the single issue of the pandemic and its domestic implications. … Continue reading Cliff edge or capitulation? The options for EU/UK trade negotiations
Author: admin
Posted: 13-03-2020
by Roger CasaleFounder and Secretary-General, New Europeans 13th March 2020 If and when the UK re-joins the EU, it will do so not just for transactional reasons but because British people have understood that they are indeed Europeans. One of the major shortcomings of the remain campaign was the failure to communicate that the EU … Continue reading Because we are Europeans
Author: admin
Posted: 13-03-2020
Photo credit: European Union by Graham Bishop Consultant on EU integration;Founder of grahambishop.com 9th March 2020 Become a Friend or Gold Friend of grahambishop.comYou can also follow Graham on LinkedIn. The smoke may be clearing from the opening salvoes in the Great Negotiation War and I happened to be in Brussels for a conference just after … Continue reading The view from Brussels of the EU-UK negotiations: a total illusion of “independence”
Author: admin
Posted: 10-03-2020
by Dr Andrew BlackSenior Research Fellow at Global Policy Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Brunel Business School 26th February 2020 “A week is a long time in politics” according to Harold Wilson, the first Labour Party prime minister to break 13 years of Conservative party rule. A year is an even longer time, and a very great … Continue reading Appeasing Brexiteers
Author: admin
Posted: 26-02-2020
by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 14th February 2020 Michael Gove’s acknowledgement that trade between the UK and the EU after 1st January 2021 will be far from frictionless is a watershed in the Brexit process. The claim that Brexit would not significantly impinge upon British trade with the European Union was central to the … Continue reading Brexit: The British government starts to recognise reality
Author: admin
Posted: 14-02-2020
by Graham BishopConsultant on EU integration;Founder of grahambishop.com 13th February 2020 The UK has the same rules as the EU at this instant – but EU rules are evolving continuously under the pressure of technological change. The main Directive about trading securities is about to be examined later this year – as part of the … Continue reading Negotiating with a bloc seven times your size: Clash no 1 – Financial Services
Author: admin
Posted: 14-02-2020
by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 14th February 2020 Criticism of the European Union in United Kingdom (UK) political discourse has often focused upon the proposition that as a project it is federal in nature. For this reason, according to such theses, … Continue reading Anti-federalist Europeanism: a theoretical and practical impossibility?
Author: admin
Posted: 14-02-2020
by Dr Kirsty Hughes Director, Scottish Centre on European Relations 12th February 2019 Brexit day has come and gone. There were Saltires, EU flags and crowds at the Scottish parliament. But while everything changed as the UK left the EU, is it, for now, the case that nothing has changed in Scottish politics? It seems … Continue reading Scotland’s Shifting Politics in the Face of Brexit
Author: admin
Posted: 14-02-2020
by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 22nd January 2020 Many members of the “Remain Coalition” have been disappointed by the role played by the European issue in the leadership contest of the Labour Party. No candidate has suggested a policy of continuing opposition to Brexit.  Some candidates have on the contrary sought to argue that … Continue reading Brexit: Rejoiners must learn from their mistakes
Author: admin
Posted: 22-01-2020