Latest Blog Posts

Written by: Adrià Salvador Palau and Jon Roozenbeek
Posted on: 2 October 2017

The former President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, discusses what Catalan independence could mean for Spain and the EU and what lies ahead for possible future negotiations.

Written by: Giles Merritt
Posted on: 22 September 2017

Thanks to Brexit, the value of the European project is now coming into full view, says Friends of Europe Chairman

Written by: Alexander Fiuza
Posted on: 22 September 2017

Angela Merkel's CDU party in coalition with the FDP would likely be the best result in assisting the UK's EU exit, argues Alexander Fiuza.

Written by: Karen Taylor
Posted on: 8 September 2017

The violence that erupted in Charlottesville was widely condemned in European political and media circles, but they are more reluctant to recognise or address similar issues closer to home, writes Karen Taylor.

Written by: Martin Banks
Posted on: 5 September 2017

The UK's former Europe minister Denis Macshane explains why he believes Brexit may never happen.

Written by: Andrew Duff
Posted on: 22 August 2017

The Brexit talks cannot progress until a financial settlement is reached, says Andrew Duff.

Written by: Christian Moos
Posted on: 21 August 2017

The EU must be more strategic when thinking about military capabilities, writes Christian Moos.

Written by: Jan Creamer
Posted on: 21 August 2017

There are concerns that regulations on animal experiments could be lost after Brexit, writes Jan Creamer.

Written by: Alexander Fiuza
Posted on: 10 August 2017

Brexit has motivated the architects of a federal Europe not to re-think, but to double-down on their own propaganda, claims Alexander Fiuza.

Written by: Rio Praaning Prawira Adiningrat
Posted on: 3 August 2017

Due to the turmoil in the Middle East and in the Gulf, regard should be given to Oman as the only peaceful and internationally active actor, writes Rio Praaning Prawira Adiningrat. 

Written by: Christina Slade
Posted on: 2 August 2017

Connections into Europe fostered by the European Union have been enormously valuable for the UK, writes Christina Slade.

Written by: Kristina Howells
Posted on: 1 August 2017

The position of expatriate EU citizens living in the UK and that of UK citizens living in other EU member states has singularly failed to be addressed, writes Kristina Howells. 

Written by: Giandonato Caggiano
Posted on: 31 July 2017

Giandonato Caggiano guides us through the legal intricacies of Brexit and the culture and education sectors.

Written by: Andrew Duff
Posted on: 28 July 2017

The UK general election has provided Theresa May with one final shot at Brexit, writes Andrew Duff.

Written by: Shada Islam
Posted on: 27 July 2017

Political changes in three key western democracies have obvious and important repercussions for their own citizens - but they also impact strongly on Europe and the world, writes Shada Islam.

Written by: Eleni Marianou
Posted on: 26 July 2017

Earlier this year, the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) launched its own reflection on the future of Europe, set within the wider context of the debate at EU level, explains Eleni Marianou.

Written by: Fraser Cameron
Posted on: 24 July 2017

Federica Mogherini is on the right track with the global strategy, but its success depends on the political will of the member states, argues Fraser Cameron.

Written by: Martin Siecker and Richard Adams
Posted on: 20 July 2017

A 'responsible' recycling licence fee should ensure proper dismantling of oil rigs and merchant ships, say Martin Siecker and Richard Adams.

Written by: Bernd Fesel
Posted on: 19 July 2017

Brexit has already started having a negative impact on Europe's creative industries, warns Bernd Fesel.

Written by: Willy Fautré
Posted on: 17 July 2017

North Korean workers in Poland earn less than €120 a month, claims Willy Fautré.

Written by: Spiro Dhapi
Posted on: 12 July 2017

The internet has already started to reshape our world - how will this look in a few years, asks Spiro Dhapi.

Written by: Mike Rann
Posted on: 7 June 2017

The UK's general election will be no coronation for Theresa May, writes Mike Rann.

Written by: Mike Rann
Posted on: 15 May 2017

Emmanuel Macron's decisive victory over Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election has calmed fears of a eurozone crisis and boosted the hopes of centrists and of business in Europe that the momentum for populist parties has been stalled, at least for now., writes Mike Rann.

Written by: Anisa Holmes
Posted on: 15 May 2017

In response to heightened tensions with Russia, Europeans remain committed to Nato and US allyship, explains Dalia Research's Anisa Holmes.

Written by: Roger Boaden
Posted on: 9 May 2017

The UK and EU positions on citizens' rights are poles apart, writes Roger Boaden.

Written by: Markus J. Beyrer
Posted on: 17 March 2017

The EU must better communicate its success stories, says Markus J. Beyrer.

Written by: Edward McMillan-Scott
Posted on: 17 March 2017

Edward McMillan-Scott calls on MEPs to engage with those in Britain who understand the EU and can put the case for continued membership.

Written by: John Duhig
Posted on: 14 March 2017

The Brussels prosecutor's decision to investigate organisations linked to extremism should be welcomed, and EU governments should do the same, writes John Duhig.

Written by: Helen Joseph
Posted on: 10 March 2017

The EU and member states need to rethink their approach to investment in services, argues Helen Joseph.

Written by: Willy Fautré
Posted on: 10 March 2017

UK withdrawal from the European convention on human rights could have devastating repercussions for the EU, warns Willy Fautré.