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Since the referendum, we have heard from many leavers and some remainers that the vote was democratic and we must respect it. In recent weeks, the attitude of the Brexiteers has become somewhat shrill. We are told that the vote represents the will of the people[1]. There is increasing pressure for a second vote with… » read more

  Posted by Peter Bye

A recent European Council vote on cutting carbon emissions showed that Czech Republic is not so eager to move towards further European integration. And that perhaps Visegrad Four is soon going to be Visegrad Three. An idea that different parts of the European Union (should) integrate at a different pace, also known as differentiated integration,… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

The British ministers have recently decided that the country should use past overperformance in the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions to relax the targets set out in the plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.   The plan to tackle climate change entails the commitment of the government to a series of five-year… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Guest post by Mark Turnbull, Managing Director of AUSPEX International. With the insult of coming third in Peterborough last week adding to the injury of fifth place in the EU elections, the Conservative Party needs to coalesce quickly around a new leader – one who can heal the party’s historic divisions and set out a… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

During the Global Energy Prize Summit, which took place at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany on 10 April 2019, international experts, including Nobel prize laureates, discussed possible scientific and technological solutions to avoid dangerous climate change in line with the commitments under Paris Agreement. The event was organised by the Global Energy Association,… » read more

  Posted by Dialogue for Europe

In the corridors of the Palace of Westminster and in those of the Union’s institutions, the air is rife with talk about extending the two-year period under Article 50 TEU. Both decision-makers and commentators regularly point out that delaying Brexit would be problematic if the delay ran into the upcoming European elections. It is worth… » read more

  Posted by ACELG

The EU in hibernation

The bear is sleeping soundly in its lair. The Parliament is in a kind of early recess. The Commission is waiting for the next College. The Member States are self-centred. Elsewhere, everything is moving. Here, nothing is moving. Brexit: when things are beyond us, let’s pretend we are the instigators Nobody has control over this… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

The British parliament’s historical anti-Brexit deal vote is the latest act in a series of events affecting the performance of Western democracies worldwide. From the US, France and England in the West to Italy and Greece in the South of the European continent, passing by Hungary, Poland or Romania, Western-style democracies and parliamentary systems are… » read more

  Posted by Spotlight on Geopolitics

As everyone is all too aware, the date for Brexit is just around the corner and a withdrawal agreement is yet to be concluded. Without an agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, there simply can be no negotiations on the nature of the future trading relationship. Nor will there… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

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