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25 September 2015 – On 12 September Jeremy Corbyn was elected as new leader of the Labour Party, causing a stir among political commentators on the right and the left equally. Highly welcomed by Labour’s grass roots, the election of the 66-year old backbencher and left-wing ‘radical’ was received with great suspicion by the political establishment. One fear being his ostensible hostility towards the EU could spur a Brexit. by | 1 comment
Mass deportation, razor fences and high walls: What are the concerns of anti-immigration EU countries?
22 September 2015 – As Austria receives 10,000 migrants in just one day, the borders of the European states are being reinforced for the first time in decades. But what are the concerns of the countries against mass migration? Are they well-founded? And how are (...) by
21 September 2015 – Jeremy Corbyn has successfully reinvigorated the Labour party, he has brought energy and 600,000 new members to a party down-on-their-luck after a humiliating defeat. He has responded to the challenges of globalisation with bold policy proposals arguing that national governments can still reshape a country for the better. However, the UK is part of the European Union, an organisation which aids Europe to respond to both European and World problems. How would his policy proposals sit with existing EU law- Could he reshape Britain whilst keeping it in the EU? by | 1 comment
5 September 2015 – The Schengen agreement, following a process which led to 26 nations (including Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein who aren’t EU Members) to suspend travel restrictions and making travel of persons and goods free within the Schengen zone – (...) by
31 August 2015 – Alexis Tsipras and Syriza searched for the confrontation with the European partners. Yet the donor countries stayed hard - no debt cut for Greece. However Alexis Tsipras wants to continue fighting. The re-election in September should reinstate him in the office, then he wants to renew the country from scratch. The new enemies are bureaucracy, tax evasion and the corruption in Greece. As long as these are not overcome the euro crisis will continue. by ,
23 August 2015 – In an interview published in Welt am Sonntag on 8 March Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, said “With its own army, Europe could react more credibly to the threat to peace in a member state or in a neighboring state… (...) by | 1 comment
19 July 2015 – The Europe as we have known it for the last sixty years has ended up on the 27th of June 2015. The aetiology of his fall is already history, not politics any more: it would have been worthwhile to deepen it before all this has happened, but the "narrow -view” Europe has inevitably lost another occasion. by | , 1 comment
6 July 2015 – Greeks gave a resounding “No” to the proposals by the creditors. Whatever the hurdles, mass media terror, opposition parties and European leaders threatening that this would signal Greece’s kissing goodbye, an astonishing 60% voted against. This (...) by
25 June 2015 – Thursday’s Parliamentary debate on amending the referendum bill to extend the vote to 16 year-olds has raised questions about the UK’s democratic system, and those of its European neighbours. by
18 June 2015 – Why is the referendum taking place? In the run up to the British General Election 2014 Prime Minister David Cameron promised that he would call for a referendum on EU membership should he get re-elected. Even though Cameron himself is in favour (...) by
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