EU remains firmly in control of the Brexit timetable
22 Mar 2019 – 11:24 | No Comment

The EU leaders have rejected Theresa May’s request for an extension to June 30. Instead, they have imposed two new dates — if Parliament approves May’s deal, Britain shall leave on May 22. If it …

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Book Review: How a rising power’s right makes might
01 Feb 2019 – 12:52
Book Review: How a rising power’s  right makes might

If you thought a state’s ambitious military spend will plainly indicate if it will decide to go to war, or counter a competitor, Stacie E. Goddard offers a bracing slap in the face.
Power transitions can …

Are battles over rights essential in the struggle over might?
01 Feb 2019 – 12:47
Are battles over rights essential in the struggle over might?

Britain understood early on that the United States was going to be a rising power, even as early as the nineteenth century. The United States recognised Japan was a rising power. The international community recognises …

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 …

How can the EU harness blockchain for a forward-looking trade policy?
07 Jan 2019 – 12:55
How can the EU harness blockchain for a forward-looking trade policy?

Emma McClarkin, rapporteur on Blockchain in the European Parliament’s International Trade committee writes about her own initiative report.
There is little doubt that blockchain is the buzzword of 2018. From the bitcoin bubble to the proliferation …

Let’s tackle Europe’s diesel disgrace now
07 Jan 2019 – 12:50
Let’s tackle Europe’s diesel disgrace now

When I sat down with European Commissioner for Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete for our first trilogue on October 10th, both the European Council and the European Parliament presented their positions on the Regulation setting …

What’s the entire buzz about EP’s Slovenian beekeeper?
07 Jan 2019 – 12:02
What’s the entire buzz about EP’s Slovenian beekeeper?

Alojz Peterle 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 Slovenian …

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 …

Has Jean-Claude Juncker delivered on his promises?
07 Jan 2019 – 11:17
Has Jean-Claude Juncker delivered  on his promises?

Jean-Claude Juncker might go down in history as the President of the European Commission who lost Britain, but the true significance of his leadership may well emerge only in retrospect. Deeply regretting Britain’s decision to …

How a rising power’s right makes might
22 Dec 2018 – 11:49
How a rising power’s right makes might

If you thought a state’s ambitious military spend will plainly indicate if it will decide to go to war, or counter a competitor, Stacie E. Goddard offers a bracing slap in the face. According to …

A closer look at Merkel’s mistakes
20 Dec 2018 – 11:29
A closer look at Merkel’s mistakes

Angela Merkel may well be a very skilled politician, but does that also make her a good politician? Pieter Cleppe from Open Europe think tank takes a closer look at the actual policies she delivered reveals …