Blogs

EU-India trade relations: bilateral agreements cannot count as success

Written by Madi Sharma on 15 February 2016

Europe has been neglecting India as a trading partner, but with China on the decline, now could be an ideal time to renew ties, argues Madi Sharma.

'Facilitating coexistence': the endgame for Brexit

Written by Andrew Duff on 5 February 2016

Although the four Brexit elements may be welded together in the febrile imagination of the British Prime Minister, nothing connects them in a technical way, making the demands highly problematic, writes Andrew Duff.

Brexit: When there are no losers, there are no winners

Written by Denis MacShane on 2 February 2016

Layers of Eurospeak and smoke and mirrors cannot hide the paucity of change in Tusk's Brexit concessions, writes Denis MacShane.

For China, WTO market economy status is about more than just economics

Written by Yan Shaohua and Song Xin on 2 February 2016

An EU refusal to grant China market economy status may impose unforeseen political costs on the EU, argue Yan Shaohua, and Song Xin.

War and Peace - Perspectives for a peaceful planet

Written by Jasna Maric Krajacic on 28 January 2016

The EU faces one of the toughest times of its history, and young people could have a pivotal role to play in improving the situation, writes Jasna Maric Krajacic.

Schooling helps Syria's refugee children maintain hope in the face of conflict

Written by Mariela Baeva on 20 January 2016

The EU must provide continue to provide resources to help Syria's refugee children maintain access to schooling, says former MEP Mariela Baeva.

Divided by Europe: the UK nations and the EU referendum

Written by Charlie Jeffery on 18 January 2016

The EU referendum has the potential to divide opinion in the UK on national lines.

Feel the force

Written by Hans van Baalen on 22 December 2015

Uniting Europe’s Liberals will make them a force to be reckoned with, says Hans van Baalen, the new ALDE Party President.

Armenia constitutional referendum marred by massive violations

Written by Willy Fautré on 15 December 2015

On 6 December, a referendum on a thorough revision of the Armenian Constitution - not the mere amendments officially claimed - was marred by an unprecedented number of violations, writes Willy Fautré.

Peaceful and problem free?

Written by Tomáš Zdechovský on 11 December 2015

As the past has proven, there is no reason why Christians and Muslims cannot live together, writes Czech MEP Tomáš Zdechovský.