By Marc Planas The Future is Europe, reads a mural in La Rue de la Loi, in Brussels. A future, Europe certainly has one, but of what kind? Although the European Union has resisted the many threats of the past, the horizon seems far from idyllic. From an uncertain Brexit, the rise of national-populism, toContinue reading “With one voice, or none at all? How divisions are impacting EU reforms, and its future”
Category Archives: National politics & elections
The perils of leaving the politics out of politics – the Italian elections
I have some thoughts about the Italian elections on Crooked Timber today, here.
The politics of the Eurozone after the Greek election
I’ve posted some thoughts on this on Crooked Timber, here.
Some political consequences of the referendum
by Agustin Ruiz Robledo, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Granada (Spain) and Visiting Scholar at the UCD School of Law 2011-12 The pace of politics and life in the twenty-first century is so fast that the referendum of May 31 seems to have been held a year ago and is no longerContinue reading “Some political consequences of the referendum”
Fear, Anger and Resignation: It’s Nearly Referendum Day
Before the conventional wisdom sets in stone, a few thoughts on the referendum campaign. First, win or lose, this looks to have been a good campaign for the left of the ‘no’ side. The profile of key Sinn Fein and ULA spokespeople will have been raised significantly as will their political credibility in key sectorsContinue reading “Fear, Anger and Resignation: It’s Nearly Referendum Day”
The implications of Hollande’s victory
In this opinion piece for EUObserver.com, I argue that Francois Hollande’s victory in France could be an important turning point in Europe’s struggle for economic recovery, but only if he broadens his agenda beyond the rhetoric of his campaign.