Blogs

Why did Bookmakers favour a Brexit Remain victory?

Written by Khalid Ali on 29 June 2016

In a two-horse race the odds overwhelmingly favoured Remain, so why did the betting industry still predict that the vote would be close? Khalid Ali explains.

India needs UK in EU for strong business ties

Written by Madi Sharma on 23 June 2016

As India strives to become a global super power, its economic ties with the UK would be seriously weakened in case of Brexit, says Madi Sharma.

World Refugee Day: EU member states must maintain their position as the champions of refugee protection

Written by Denis Haveaux on 20 June 2016

World Refugee Day: The large influx of refugees should not be used as an excuse to soften improvements to the EU's asylum laws, writes Denis Haveaux.

Greater action needs to be taken to protect women in Pakistan

Written by Madi Sharma on 13 June 2016

In the wake of recommendations by Pakistan's constitutional religious body that a husband can "lightly beat" his wife to ensure her obedience, Madi Sharma argues that the EU must take steps to compel the country's leaders to implement laws that protect women against violence.

Proposal to expand investors' rights for all intra-EU investment the next nail in the coffin of European integration, says S2B Network

Written by Cecilia Olivet and Pietje Vervest on 24 May 2016

New EU ISDS proposal undercuts the very basis of the European Union and is the best example of how the EU has become a vehicle for business rights at the expense of democracy, argue Cecilia Olivet and Pietje Vervest. 

 

EU–China Joint 5G plans: From words to deeds

Written by Tony Graziano on 5 May 2016

5G will form the backbone of the digital society, writes Tony Graziano.

EU-US privacy shield: Political challenges ahead

Written by Spiro Dhapi on 4 May 2016

The EU-US privacy shield is a step in the right direction, but is still likely to face considerable opposition from citizens and the ECJ, writes Spiro Dhapi.

Look to cities for answers to Europe's youth employment crisis

Written by Anna Lisa Boni on 5 April 2016

With three quarters of Europe's population living in urban areas, the problem of youth unemployment is concentrated in cities, but that may also be where the solution lies, writes Anna Lisa Boni.

CO2 footprint of food: Notion of 'seasons' all but obsolete

Written by Ian Duncan on 5 April 2016

Which strawberries have the higher carbon footprint, those grown in the blazing suns of Africa and jetted into Europe, or those grown in bleak midwinter albeit under glass and heated by local energy? The answer might surprise you, writes Ian Duncan.

Europe would be ideal trading partner for India

Written by Madi Sharma on 29 March 2016

As India enjoys continued growth and moves to modernise its infrastructure, it's time the EU relaunched trade negotiations with the country, writes Madi Sharma.