The only certainty is uncertainty

Posted by European Movement on 27/02/15

by Brendan Donnelly, Director of the Federal Trust and Treasurer of the European Movement UK/// During the referendum on voting reform in 2011, it was sometimes claimed by advocates of the present British electoral system, misleadingly known as “first past the post,” that it tended to produce definite outcomes, with clear Parliamentary majorities for the [...]

Why Germany’s identity will define the future of Europe

Posted by European Movement on 23/02/15

By Rebecca Harding, CEO of Delta Economics and member of the European Movement’s National Council/// The foundations upon which the European Union was built suddenly look vulnerable. The 1957 Treaty of Rome and its predecessor, the 1951 Treaty of Paris, laid out two founding principles: firstly, to establish a Customs Union across the Member States [...]

Patience is in short supply and populism reigns

Posted by European Movement on 27/01/15

by Petros Fassoulas, Vice-Chair of the European Movement UK (This article first appeared on www.progressonline.org.uk) By the time the polls across Greece closed, the Greeks had comprehensibly given their verdict on the economic policies applied over the last few years and the political elites that ruled the country since the mid-1970s. It was an overwhelming [...]

Greece: the `1789’ moment – but via the ballot box rather than guillotine

Posted by European Movement on 25/01/15

by Graham Bishop, Consultant on  EU Integration and member of the EM’s National Council (this blog first appeared on www.grahambishop.com) The exit polls are predicting an upheaval though the precise magnitude will only become clear as election results are declared formally. It may yet be that Syriza has not won an outright majority in the [...]

Calls for UK exit from the EU are at best perverse and at worst unpatriotic.

Posted by European Movement on 23/12/14

by Laura Sandys MP, Chair of the European Movement UK/// (this article first appeared in the Guardian) Political fashion has left the Europhile out in the cold over the past 10 years. It hasn’t been easy to get air time to articulate a case for a stronger and more powerful Britain shaping politics and policy [...]

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