Tag : eu

A German Tragedy: What Will Merkel’s Legacy Be?

6 days ago / 0 comments

It has been thirteen years since Merkel’s first chancellorship began, and in that time, she has established herself as one of the greatest Chancellors in post-war Germany. Commanding the same respect endowed to the CDU party’s predecessors, notably Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, the symbolic post-Nazi Germany statesman, and Helmut Kohl, who … Read More

Italy facing off against the EU on announced new budget

1 month ago / 0 comments

The Italian coalition government, which came in to power in June, announced its controversial draft budget plan last Thursday. Despite Italy’s large sovereign debt obligations, the budget outlined plans to escalate spending; a move that could break EU spending rules. The budget outlines a “citizens’ income” for the poor, tax … Read More

The Threat to the EU No One Talks About: Poland’s Authoritarianism

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Established in 1951 as the European Coal and Steel Community, which created a common economic area in coal and steel, the Union-to-be was foreseen by many political leaders and philosophers as the everlasting post-war political pact of France and Germany but with the added allure of economic prosperity. Forty-two years … Read More

Why are we still asking the question, Deal or No Deal?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Jacob Rees-Mogg recently claimed that the British economy would receive a ‘£80 billion boost’ if we were to leave the European Union without a deal, instead of trading under World Trade Organisation rules. This is on the basis of a report published on Tuesday by Brexiteer think tank ‘Economists for … Read More

A no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely. What impact will this have on UK universities?

2 months ago / 0 comments

With less access to funding, quitting academics, decreased intake and export of students to and from the EU, what’s not to love about a no-deal Brexit from the perspective of UK universities? The irony of Brexit does anything but escape students, some of whom were not even able to vote … Read More

Brexit to Threaten Small and Medium Businesses

9 months ago / 0 comments

As the Prime Minister hopes to cinch a EU deal next month, more and more businesses are demanding clarity on what Brexit will look like to allow them to plan for the scenario. Chair of the EEF group, Judith Hackett, has said that most businesses are underprepared, particularly small and … Read More

“To vote or not to vote?”

9 months ago / 0 comments

It was, ironically, the now Brexit secretary David Davis who said that ‘ a democracy which cannot change its mind ceases to be a democracy, a line now frequently quoted by advocates of having a second referendum on membership of the European Union. Nevertheless, such people are quickly forgetting any … Read More

New Year, Same Trump: Will 2018 see the US President’s Problems with the EU Reach a Nasty Conclusion?

9 months ago / 0 comments

Brexit is not the only issue on the plate of officials in Brussels at the moment, as Donald Trump called out the EU over unfair treatment of US exporters just last week. In a characteristically vague style, the US president told ITV in a recent broadcast that the problems he … Read More

Bitcoin: Over-emphasised Or Over-Criticised?

10 months ago / 0 comments

The dizzying heights of bitcoin’s mid-December valuation in 2017 at $17,900 per coin has proven impossible to maintain, slipping down to a figure below $14,000 within the space of a week. Just this month, the most prominent of cryptocurrencies dropped to almost half of its peak value, slumping to a … Read More

Bayeux Tapest-oui

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Victorian historian Edward Freeman wrote that ‘history is past politics and politics present history’. Last week’s decision by Emanuel Macron to give Britain the Bayeux tapestry for the first time in its near 900 year history demonstrates he was correct in the most literal sense, with one of the … Read More