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Deal or No Deal: Revisiting Theresa May’s Brexit Defeat

JCMS |

Theresa May and the shaping of the Brexit process With the provisional entry into force of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), the dust is far from settled on the Brexit process. And yet the culmination of the formal stages of talks on the terms of withdrawal and the future relationship – however ‘thin’ […]

In Europe, emergency politics has become unexceptional

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After several systemic crises in a decade, emergency politics has taken hold in Europe. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and later the Covid-19 pandemic, governments have responded with exceptional measures. Along the way, they have accumulated extraordinary powers. We might be tempted to think that this form of politics is the natural […]

The Bulgarian electoral roller-coaster

eu!radio |

For our weekly “Ideas on Europe” editorial by UACES, the University Association for European Studies, we welcome Dr Natasza Styczynska, from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Bonjour, Natasza!       euradio · The Bulgarian electoral roller-coaster – Ideas on Europe   In 2021 Bulgarians took part in 3 parliamentary & 1 presidential elections. Natasza, […]

Right wing populism in Europe: The new normal

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For our weekly “Ideas on Europe” editorial by UACES, the University Association for European Studies, we welcome Prof Daniele Albertazzi, from the University of Surrey, in England.             euradio · Right wing populism in Europe: The new normal – Ideas on Europe     Daniele, you say that right-wing populism […]

The news changed and we got Brexit

Jon Danzig |

Brexit used to sit on the far side lines of politics. Indeed, the word ‘Brexit’ was only invented in 2012, and until the referendum, most people didn’t know what it meant. (Now it’s in the Oxford English dictionary.) Prior to 2011, tabloids such as the Daily Mail and Daily Express were more fixated on false […]

Social Europe, past and future

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For our weekly “Ideas on Europe” editorial by UACES, the University Association for European Studies, we welcome Dr Rebecca Zahn, from University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow.     euradio · Social Europe, past and future – Ideas on Europe     Rebecca, you’re a law professor, and you’re interested in the social dimension of European […]

Crisis measures

Simon Usherwood |

As we reach the end of the COP26 hiatus on Brexit the signs are not good. Reports from the talks on the Protocol are that progress isn’t occurring, even with the Commission’s striking opening offer. This is all less than unexpected: the UK’s ask on ending the role of the CJEU in the Protocol never […]

What they want: The end of the EU

Jon Danzig |

They want to see the end of the EU altogether. That’s been the aim of prominent Brexiters from the start. And it’s certainly the aim of the guy who started Brexit: former UKIP leader and MEP, and now President of the Reform Party, previously the Brexit Party, Nigel Farage. In September 2017, Mr Farage received […]

What the Jersey fish tale tells us about the TCA

Simon Usherwood |

Today sees a meeting between British and French ministers to discuss the vexed question of fishing licences for Jersey waters. This event is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s the pathway that got opened up earlier in the week by the French decision not to move to unilateral sanctions over the issue, so […]

Telegraph spreads nonsense about the EU

Jon Danzig |

Former Conservative MEP, Daniel Hannan, has penned an article for The Telegraph with the headline: ‘Poland is learning, as Britain did, that the  EU will never let its members be sovereign’ What nonsense. The EU is not a foreign power lording over the members. The EU IS the members. All EU laws and treaties are […]

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