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Guest blog post by Philip Geddes.   (I spent 10 years of my life as a European Correspondent for the FT’s TV News Service, and 15 years as an adviser to various parts of the European Commission. Many people have now asked me what my views on the EU Referendum are, so here goes). You… » read more

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Kosovo versus Brexit

Guest blog post by Alba Xhixha, Western Balkans specialist, Senior Communications and EU Affairs Manager at Aspect Consulting . It has become something of a truism over the years to say that the Western Balkan region is often associated with war and animosity. Of course, it is true that ethnic tensions flare up from time… » read more

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Guest blog post by Omeed Alerasool, Managing Editor of the Fellowship Program at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. On June 23 2016, the United Kingdom will vote on whether to remain within the European Union. The impending ballot will not only shape the futures of Britain and Europe, but also that of the United States… » read more

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I have made the case for why progressives and federalists outside the UK ought to advocate Brexit (for the sake of the political integration of the rest of the EU), and I have also tried to examine in a bit more depth how the outcome of the vote might have implications for Cameron’s successor as… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

So Jackie Ashley is angry I tell you. Angry! We need to be “brutally honest” that the “remain campaign is failing” she writes. Well, what a sodding surprise. A campaign entitled “Britain Stronger in Europe” was never going to light anyone’s fire, was it. Run by Will Straw, relying on the strategic advice of Peter… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Over a beer with some academic friends yesterday, conversation turned to Brexit. Boris Johnson will only become Tory party leader if Britain exits the EU was the consensus among my friends. It’ll be Osborne otherwise. I expressed my doubts yesterday, and have been pondering this more since, and have come to the conclusion that Boris… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

If you read ex-PM John Major’s Telegraph piece from Saturday about the dangers of Brexit you’d think all is generally well in the fine and pleasant land of England. Our pick and choose with regard to the EU has worked, he argues, and “we have the best performing economy in Europe“, and he happily states… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

The standard way of looking at the UK’s EU referendum in other capitals around Europe, and indeed within the EU institutions in Brussels, is that – often a bit grudgingly – people feel it would be better for the EU if the UK does not leave. In this blog entry I am going to look… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Brexit, Schmexit…

Philip Geddes was European Editor for Financial Times Television for ten years in the 1990s. He then worked as an adviser to the Commission and other European bodies for 15 years. Europeans, feel for the suffering voters of Britain ! Accustomed to short three week election campaigns, the long suffering British now face a four… » read more

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Time to change it all!

Observers are focussing on the 23rd June referendum, but more important is what will happen on the 24th. If a majority votes to leave, will Commissioner Hill be buying a one-way ticket to London? Will the 73 British MEPs go back home immediately? If the ‘in’ side wins, can we imagine that everything will continue… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

At the height of the Eurozone bailout crisis, Alexis Tsipras went to address the European Parliament. Why bother with that? was the cry of sceptical journalists who have never paid attention to the European Parliament. 887000 viewers of Guy Verhofstadt’s response show that this was a worthwhile political exercise – rather the rumour, and counter-rumour,… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

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