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Britain, Politics

Britain’s leadership crisis comes at the worst possible time

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leaders. Britain is undoubtedly living in extraordinary times ‒ in about 660 days’ time, ready

Britain, Europe, Politics

Cheer, but not too heartily

Today’s High Court decision, which blocks the government’s plans to negotiate Brexit without a parliamentary vote, should be cheered. The

Britain, Europe, Politics

Referendum thoughts - Part 1

A whole lot of stuff is going on as the UK hurtles towards its date with destiny. This (probably irregular) series

Britain, Politics

Britain’s election makes Brexit threat real

It’s all over – and heads are being scratched in London and Brussels. In London, the feeling is ‘how did

Britain, Politics

Five thoughts on the Cameron-Miliband ‘debate’

1. Mission Accomplished (I): Cameron survives (mostly) intact A Prime Minister, having to defend a record, is naturally on the

Britain, Europe, Politics

A big six weeks for Britain… and Europe

An extraordinary election approaches, but traditions die hard in the United Kingdom. Today, the 55th parliament of the United Kingdom

Europe, Politics

New priorities, new approaches, new structures: what does Juncker’s team have in store in 2015?

One year of institutional change ends; another year of political and policy change begins: on 16 December 2014, the new

Europe, Politics

Review of the Year: 15 key dates in Europe’s Year of Change

That was the year that was… Europe Decides Review of the Year has fifteen key images and events from Europe’s

Europe, Politics

A trio of troubles in Tusk’s in-tray

The final piece of Europe’s jigsaw is almost in place. On Monday, Donald Tusk, elected by the national leaders at

Europe, In the media, Politics

EMMA Magazine: A new dawn for Europe?

A grey-haired 59-year-old Luxembourger who has been a prime minister for nearly two decades may appear to be an unlikely

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