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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Is Europe still the world leader in the fight against climate change?
20 Apr 2015 – 12:27
Is Europe still the world leader in the fight against climate change?

Europe defines itself as the world leader in the fight against climate change. This is true in many ways. The bloc’s commitment towards the upcoming global deal on climate action, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions …

Sustainable Development must be nature based
17 Apr 2015 – 16:30
Sustainable Development must be nature based

 Luc Bas and Cyriaque Sendashonga from IUCN argue that sustainable development requires an holistic approach.
At IUCN – the International Union for Conservation of Nature – we aim to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world …

Hats off to an international partnership in Panama
17 Apr 2015 – 16:08
Hats off to an international partnership in Panama

Co-President of EuroLat, Ramón Jáuregui Atondo MEP assesses the outcome of discussions between European and Latin American policymakers in Panama which took place last month.
Last month a delegation of fifty Members of the European Parliament paid …

British politics is breaking open – the system is ripe for reform
15 Apr 2015 – 09:40
British politics is breaking open – the system is ripe for reform

Katie Ghose of the Electoral Reform Society argues the case for proportional representation in UK General Elections. 

At the time of writing, no one knows what the outcome of the UK General Election will be. But we …

INTERVIEW: Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party
09 Apr 2015 – 10:56
INTERVIEW: Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party

As the UK’s General Election 2015 race gets under way, Olivia Arigho Stiles speaks to Amelia Womack, the Deputy Leader of the Green Party about the party’s election priorities, mobilising young people and the sea change in European …

Free but fair? A Partnership to strengthen global trade
07 Apr 2015 – 09:49
Free but fair? A Partnership to strengthen global trade

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is essential for securing the EU’s competitiveness on the international stage, argues Felix Neugart from the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). 
In just 10 years from now 90% of …

TTIP and the threat to European democracy
31 Mar 2015 – 12:05
TTIP and the threat to European democracy

The March issue of the Government Gazette features a balanced and evidence-based overview of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, with opinion and analysis from both sides of the debate. Here, John Hilary from …

Exhibition preview: Architecture of Independence + Making Africa
31 Mar 2015 – 10:11
Exhibition preview: Architecture of Independence + Making Africa

 Olivia Arigho Stiles previews two bold new exhibitions on digital-era African art and design opening at Vitra Design Museum Gallery.
 
Two new exhibitions at Vitra Design museum in collaboration with the Guggenheim Bilbao reveal the extraordinary breadth …

A labour of love? Challenges for trade unions in Latvia
27 Mar 2015 – 17:17
A labour of love? Challenges for trade unions in Latvia

 As part of the Government Gazette’s extended feature on the 2015 Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Martins Svirskis, the economic advisor to trade union confederation LBAS outlines priorities and upcoming projects for the labour movement …

INTERVIEW: Professor Jan Zielonka — ‘Europe once had sex appeal’
26 Mar 2015 – 16:23
INTERVIEW: Professor Jan Zielonka — ‘Europe once had sex appeal’

Jan Zielonka is Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford and Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow at St Antony’s College.  He is the author of Is the EU Doomed? (Polity Press, 2014) and Europe as Empire: The …