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Madi Sharma
Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted on: 21 February 2017

Trump's travel ban is an opportunity for the EU to be a leader in the international realm, writes Madi Sharma.

young people
Written by: Matteo Bergamini
Posted on: 14 February 2017

After Brexit and Trump victories showed younger voters did not vote in the same numbers as older people, Matteo Bergamini argues that better 'political education' is needed to counter voter indifference.

Sheri Berman
Written by: Sheri Berman
Posted on: 13 February 2017

Several of Europe’s centre-left parties have suffered disappointing election results since the financial crisis, but is this slide in support permanent or can they arrest their decline, asks Sheri Berman.

Dan Hannan
Written by: Daniel Hannan
Posted on: 25 November 2016

Populists flourish after financial crises - but they get found out in the end, writes Dan Hannan.

Vote to leave flag
Written by: Jayne Adye
Posted on: 23 November 2016

Brexit will allow the UK to look globally in terms of trade, while simultaneously being good neighbours with the EU, writes Jayne Adye.

Science overview
Written by: Christopher J. Borgert
Posted on: 10 October 2016

Scientific revolutions may be on the horizon, but most of this shift isn't credible science or a step forward, argues Christopher J. Borgert.

Andrew Duff
Written by: Andrew Duff
Posted on: 1 September 2016

Brexit may well provide an unintentional boost to EU Federalist hopes of running pan-European transnational party lists at the 2019 European elections, writes Andrew Duff.

Jens Stoltenberg
Written by: Jens Stoltenberg
Posted on: 29 July 2016

They may be invisible, but every day our countries face attacks in cyber-space. Nato is adapting to this increasing threat, writes Jens Stoltenberg.

Andrew Duff
Written by: Andrew Duff
Posted on: 5 July 2016

Most people will have never read a single article of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) before they stumbled recently across Article 50.

Henri Malosse
Written by: Henri Malosse
Posted on: 1 July 2016

The Brexit referendum should be seen as an opportunity to reform Europe and place citizens at the heart of decision making, says Henri Malosse.

Betting shop
Written by: Khalid Ali
Posted 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.

Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted 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.

Refugee arrivals
Written by: Denis Haveaux
Posted 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.

Pakistan - EU flags
Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted 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.

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Written by: Cecilia Olivet and Pietje Vervest
Posted 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. 


Tony Graziano, Huawei
Written by: Tony Graziano
Posted on: 5 May 2016

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

Written by: Spiro Dhapi
Posted 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.

Written by: Anna Lisa Boni
Posted 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.

Person's hands holding strawberries
Written by: Ian Duncan
Posted 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.

India flag blowing in the wind
Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted 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.

EU flag
Posted on: 16 March 2016

As the battle lines form in the UK ahead of June's Brexit referendum, Fact checking NGO Full Fact asked EU expert Eleanor Spaventa to explain what exactly the EU is and does, in 500 words. Here's what she came up with.

People wave German flags in Erfurt, central Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, during a demonstration initiated by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against the immigration situation.
Written by: Amandine Crespy
Posted on: 15 March 2016

The triumph of the right-wing AfD in Germany's regional elections show that the country is no longer immune to the European trend towards nationalism, writes Amandine Crespy.

Bosnia and EU flag badges
Written by: Lord Ashdown
Posted on: 11 March 2016

Former High Representative in Bosnia & Herzegovina Lord Ashdown 'has seen the benefits of this international cooperation first hand' and writes that the EU 'is a massive soft power that helps to build peace after conflict'.

A picture of digital civil justice
Written by: Jasna Maric Krajacic
Posted on: 11 March 2016

Could social media be the solution to engaging young people in politics, wonders Jasna Maric Krajacic.

Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh
Written by: Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh
Posted on: 24 February 2016

The best way to safeguard democracy against extremism is to provide the insights that empower policymakers to make informed decisions, argues Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh.

Boris Johnson and David Cameron
Written by: Denis MacShane
Posted on: 22 February 2016

Have Brussels Eurocrats saved the UK from Brexit, or will Boris Johnson lead Britain out of Europe? Denis MacShane analyses the fallout from David Cameron's Brexit deal.

India flag blowing in the wind
Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted 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.

Andrew Duff
Written by: Andrew Duff
Posted 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.

Written by: Denis MacShane
Posted 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.

An image of a China flag
Written by: Yan Shaohua and Song Xin
Posted 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.