Politics

  • The Nigel Farage Show: Leading Brexit Conversations

    By on Jan. 10, 2017

    The news that former UKIP leader and prominent Brexiteer Nigel Farage was to host his own radio show invited comparisons to Lord Haw Haw - the British broadcaster who sent out pro-German propaganda during the Second World War. But the first instalment of The Nigel Farage Show was a surprisingly calm affair. [OPINION]

  • Europe, Ukraine and the Netherlands: it's complicated...

    By on Dec. 19, 2016

    On 15 December, state leaders and EU officials concluded talks regarding an association agreement with the Ukraine, which was rejected in a referendum in the Netherlands. To say that this has raised a few questions would be an understatement. 

  • Europe reacts to the Beşiktaş attacks

    By on Dec. 12, 2016

    At least 44 people, including 36 police officers, lost their lives in two attacks near Istanbul's Beşiktaş stadium on Saturday night. The PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) splinter group called TAK (the Kurdish Freedom Falcons) has claimed responsibility for the blasts. Commentators discuss the reasons for the terror and call on Ankara to seek a peaceful solution to the Kurdish conflict.

  • Matteo Renzi all in for Italy's risky referendum 

    By on Dec. 1, 2016

    This Sunday, Italy will vote on a complicated constitutional reform that might foresee a smaller Senate. According to various European correspondants, however, the reform could have serious consequences for the country's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Italy's relationship with Europe in general. So how risky is Renzi's gambit?

  • Martin Schulz is leaving the EU - but who cares?

    By on Nov. 29, 2016

    The resignation of Martin Schulz, former leader of the European Parliament, demonstrated that most of us don't know who governs the EU. [VIDEO]

  • With Martin Schulz gone, the European Dream is over

    By on Nov. 25, 2016

    It's official: Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, is leaving Brussels and returning to Berlin. Could this be the end of the "European Dream" as we know it? [OPINION]

  • Angela Merkel strikes back

    By on Nov. 21, 2016

    Angela Merkel has just announced that she will be running for chancellor in 2017. Rising against growing populist politics in Europe, Merkel has claimed she will defend European values. She may just be the strongest anchor that the continent will have to maintain its stability, but not everyone is convinced. 

  • Does the EU have a future with Nato?

    By on Nov. 16, 2016

    US president-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly called the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation into question, calling it "obsolete." As former Nato chiefs call on Trump to reassure allies of America's involvement, commentators debate whether Europe should be doing more to defend itself.

  • God save Gina Miller

    By on Nov. 8, 2016

    Thanks to Gina Miller’s lawsuit, the UK’s High Court ruled that Theresa May must give the UK Parliament a chance to debate Brexit. Although May plans on taking the case to the Supreme Court, this legislative punch means Article 50 will have to wait. While we sit and watch the outcome of this epic battle between Miller and May, here is a little portrait of the UK’s new favourite philanthropist: 

  • What does the High Court's ruling mean for Brexit?

    By on Nov. 4, 2016

    England's High Court has ruled that the British Government must consult Parliament before it can trigger Article 50 and start the process of leaving the EU. Is this an opportunity for a more inclusive debate on one of the most contentious issues in modern British political history?  Or just another sign that, despite Theresa May's confidence, Brexit is going to be anything but simple?