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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Why Europe should strengthen cooperation between cities
29 Sep 2016 – 09:15
Why Europe should strengthen cooperation between cities

In order to tackle the current challenges of European cities, ROBERTO VIOLA, Director-General of European Commission’s DG CONNECT says ‘cities need to think about joined-up planning, market research, tendering and procurement.’
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The Finnish Perspective
29 Sep 2016 – 09:10
The Finnish Perspective

The United Kingdom may not leave the European Union very soon or at least, not until 2019. Reflecting on the unfamiliar path taken by both parties of the divorce, Heidi Hautala MEP, Chair of the …

Caught between a rock and a hard place
29 Sep 2016 – 09:05
Caught between a rock and a hard place

The people of Britain voted to Leave the European Union, in a decision which will transform the political, economic and cultural relationships between Britain and the EU. FRANÇOISE GROSSETÊTE MEP analyses the potential consequences of …

How cities can power their economic engines with renewable energy
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
How cities can power their economic engines with renewable energy

City planning and management need to take full account of climate change, simply because exposed cities equal large parts of any countries’ population and infrastructure exposed to the threats of climate change. Exclusively writing for …

British democracy is facing crisis; it’s time to take back control
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
British democracy is facing crisis; it’s time to take back control

What was the vision of democracy of the Leave campaigners? Questioning their idea of “taking control” and the manner in which Theresa May was elected to power, Keith Taylor MEP, Green Party Member of the …

Will there be a second Scottish independence referendum?
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
Will there be a second Scottish independence referendum?

Another Scottish referendum is highly likely if the Government of the United Kingdom fails to protect Scottish interests while exiting the EU. While two-thirds of Scots voted to Remain in the European Union and with …

‘Far more unites us than separates us’
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
‘Far more unites us than separates us’

Fondly recalling the principles of the Schuman Declaration of the 1950’s, Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, Member of the Christian Democrats, writes that despite Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, the same needs will unite us more …

What does Brexit hold for European nationals living in UK?
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
What does Brexit hold for European nationals living in UK?

Whilst uncertainty still clouds the future of European Union nationals living in Britain, Will Somerville, UK senior fellow at Migration Policy Institute and visiting professor of politics at the University of Sheffield, notes that the …

Did Brexit benefit the far-right?
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
Did Brexit benefit the far-right?

Monitoring and analysing the rise in followership of Britain’s far-right groups on Twitter, Melanie Smith, Researcher, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, notes that these extremist groups will continue to sow discord and disharmony, both online and …

Stepping into the unknown
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
Stepping into the unknown

As Britain’s relationship with the European Union hangs in balance, The Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, argues that now is the time for the United Kingdom to stand up to discrimination of all kinds and …