A way out of the Brexit morass?
09 May 2019 – 14:15 | No Comment

Brexit-bound Britain will participate in this month’s European Parliament (EP) election, unless UK prime minister, Theresa May, and opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, manage to push the thrice-rejected EU withdrawal agreement through the House of Commons …

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A way out of the Brexit morass?
09 May 2019 – 14:15
A way out of the Brexit morass?

Brexit-bound Britain will participate in this month’s European Parliament (EP) election, unless UK prime minister, Theresa May, and opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, manage to push the thrice-rejected EU withdrawal agreement through the House of Commons …

It’s time to rewire British politics
26 Apr 2019 – 14:15
It’s time to rewire  British politics

Its perhaps time to admit that a good deal is nearly impossible, and get on with getting out. Back in 2015, the Conservative Party won an absolute majority when former Prime Minister David Cameron promised …

What’s the buzz about EP’s Slovenian beekeeper?
26 Feb 2019 – 14:18
What’s the buzz about EP’s Slovenian beekeeper?

Alojz Peterle MEP has been one of the rising stars of the European People’s Party, representing Slovenia, serving as the president of the European Parliament’s all-party MEPs Against Cancer group.
Government Gazette caught up with EP’s …

Ireland reports greatest satisfaction of EU membership
26 Jan 2019 – 14:27
Ireland reports greatest satisfaction of EU membership

There has been significant upturn in the support for Europe, following the UK referendum in 2016. More than 60% of Europeans believe that their country’s EU membership is a good thing, reaching a new high …

European elections face growing threat of organised social media manipulation
07 Jan 2019 – 11:36
European elections face growing threat of organised social media manipulation

With a new batch of MEPs, a new president of the European Council and European Central Bank, as well as new commissioners due to take up their posts in 2019, European elections face growing threat …

Blockchain for elections: Silver bullet or bust?
24 Oct 2018 – 11:39
Blockchain for elections: Silver bullet or bust?

Blockchain, and the distributed ledger technology underpinning it, is likely to have transformational applications in financial services, identity management, voting and elections, healthcare, logistics and public e-services. But is blockchain really the “silver bullet” for …

DIGITIZING DEMOCRACY: How technology can help reinvigorate the bond between people and politics
28 Sep 2015 – 09:48
DIGITIZING DEMOCRACY: How technology can help reinvigorate the bond between people and politics

Following the lead of Estonia and Switzerland, will Britons get to vote online in 2020 General Election? While that might be one of the major outcomes of the The UK Parliamentary Commission on Digital Democracy, …

EU-Sri Lanka: MEP praises genuine and well-administered elections in Colombo
28 Sep 2015 – 09:05
EU-Sri Lanka: MEP praises genuine and well-administered elections in Colombo

Chief Observer of the Electoral Observatory Mission in Sri Lanka and member of European Parliament, Christian Preda has praised the election process in Sri Lanka, but was critical of the country’s ‘restrictive’ campaiging
For decades, politically …

The Insider’s view of Swiss e-voting
28 Sep 2015 – 09:05
The Insider’s view of Swiss e-voting

Voting via the internet is a key element in Switzerland’s e-government strategy. The authorities have decided to proceed with this project with caution. Corina Casanova, Federal Chancellor of Switzerland says the introduction of e-voting is …

Latin America offers Europe lessons in regional integration
24 Apr 2015 – 09:30
Latin America offers Europe lessons in regional integration

Europe is currently living a process of change. In Europe’s periphery, a growing number of people are challenging the aggressive neoliberal policies imposed on the working class by Europe’s institutions, which are perceived as undemocratic …