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It is up to the Commission to guide into the right way to EU democracy

It is up to the Commission to guide into the right way to EU democracy
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When the European Coal and Steel Community came into being in July 1952, the founding governments felt that the mines and factories of Northern and Eastern France, Belgium, Luxemburg and West Germany already formed a single economic unit. 64 years later, the “Take back control”-Brexiteers cry foul and leave a message on Britain’s empty chair […]

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Piers Ludlow: “Brexit is neither the first nor the worst crisis that the EU has confronted”

Piers Ludlow: “Brexit is neither the first nor the worst crisis that the EU has confronted”
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PL: My answer here would be very definitely both rather than one or other of the two factors – and indeed would be to highlight the interplay between the two. So it does matter that the EU of today is very different from the EEC that Britain joined in 1973, partly because today’s EU was […]

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Who’s afraid of the big (bad) EU?

Who’s afraid of the big (bad) EU?
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In 2018, Europe will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and, in remembrance of that event, launch the “European Year of Cultural Heritage”. In the same year, several European states celebrate 100 years of national independence. It is also the 370th anniversary of the Peace of Westphalia that is […]

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Brexit: David Cameron’s credibility problem

Brexit: David Cameron’s credibility problem
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Liam Fox and David Cameron, formerly cabinet members of the same government and equally opposing any supranational defence policies, now represent not only the Tories̕ split over the question of EU membership but also, and more importantly, the ambiguous correlation between legacy and credibility in the ongoing Brexit debate. Fox personalises the pro-campaigners̕ confidence in […]

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