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One Direction swooped into Brussels over the weekend, causing thousands of teenage hearts to flutter and baffled bemusement to everyone else over the age of 14. For those of us trapped in the bubble, it’s not always easy to see the bigger picture. And One Direction are big. Huge in fact. Even bigger than the… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

Guest blogpost by Vladan Lausevic, member of Alliance of Liberals And Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and student of European Studies at University of Riga.   Somebody said once that you can’t nationalize success and Europeanize failures. After all, there is a multi-level system of governance within the EU where the discussions are necessary to be performed. Problems… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Nigel Farage’s attempt to step back from his role as leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party was today (11 May) soundly rejected by his colleagues. He will carry on, which given his survival of an aeroplane crash during the last election and a nosedive in votes at this one, starts to make him look… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

The new Tory government resulting from the UK general election will surely face many challenges, but two will overshadow all others: redefining the UK’s position in the European Union and Scotland’s position in the UK. Both will deeply affect the future of the UK, its role in the world and possibly its own existence as… » read more

  Posted by Ideas for a united & federal Europe

by Brendan Donnelly, Director of the Federal Trust and Treasurer of the European Movement UK/// During the referendum on voting reform in 2011, it was sometimes claimed by advocates of the present British electoral system, misleadingly known as “firs…

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