Brussels & Europe

Green Brexit can re-engage young voters with the Conservative Party

Green Brexit can re-engage young voters with the Conservative Party

by Elizabeth Anderson It takes a lot for a political speech to really inspire and impress me these days – I’ve heard or read a lot of speeches.  Michael Gove’s speech on a Green Brexit was one of those speeches that impressed me. I have always loved the countryside, and as a consequence of this, which grew from a love […]

Macron Meets Merkel, German Elections and European Reaction

Macron Meets Merkel, German Elections and European Reaction

Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as the new President of France on Sunday, as Europe prepares for a new Franco-German partnership to strengthen the Union. With Berlin as the new President’s first destination as head of state, Macron’s intentions are clear: get support from Europe’s most powerful leader for Union-wide reforms on areas such as labour reforms, unemployment insurance and bond […]

by · 15th May 2017 · Brussels & Europe, Blog
The EU and Canada Will Sign CETA Tomorrow- an Important Win for Europe

The EU and Canada Will Sign CETA Tomorrow- an Important Win for Europe

The European Union has been in need of some good news for a long, long time. Between the debt crisis, refugee crisis, Brexit and the insurgency in Ukraine, the EU hasn’t had it easy for a while. It looks as though the US-EU trade agreement, TTIP, is doomed for failure no matter who wins the Presidential election on 8 November, […]

by · 29th October 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Blog
The Reluctant Europeans – Parliament Street’s New Research

The Reluctant Europeans – Parliament Street’s New Research

The Brexit vote on the 23rd June caused a political earthquake in British politics with Leave winning by 52% to 48%. Whilst negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the British Government are still ongoing as to when Brexit will be triggered and what it will look like, less is known about how perceptions towards membership of the EU have […]

by · 21st September 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Research
Brexit: 10 Things That We Learnt

Brexit: 10 Things That We Learnt

James Downes (Director of British and European Politics, Parliament Street) As Harold Wilson once remarked, “A week is a long time in politics.” We may now have to change this phrase to “Four days is a long time in politics.” Brexit has provided otherwise and the events that have happened in the last four days have proved to be unprecedented. […]

by · 28th June 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Research, Blog
Brexit Negotiations Will be Arduous, Complex and (Possibly) Ugly

Brexit Negotiations Will be Arduous, Complex and (Possibly) Ugly

Last night, in a stunning gesture, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, of which it has been a member for 43 years. In a closely contested referendum of passion and rigourous debate, ‘Brexiteers’ carried the day, beginning a process of withdrawal that has never been experienced before in the bloc’s history. Henceforth, the United Kingdom will enter […]

by · 24th June 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Blog
Brexit vs. Bremain: Four Days to Go

Brexit vs. Bremain: Four Days to Go

With just four days to go until the Referendum, Parliament Street’s Chris Hanley (Director of Public Opinion & Polling) and James Downes (Director of British & European Politics) discuss the recent shift towards the Leave campaign in the polls, the dynamics of the Referendum campaigns and how the next four days will be crucial in deciding the future of Britain’s […]

by · 20th June 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Research
Brexit vs. Bremain – 70 Days to Go: This week’s round up of the polls

Brexit vs. Bremain – 70 Days to Go: This week’s round up of the polls

Christopher Hanley; Director of Public Opinion & Polling and James F. Downes; Director of British & European Politics Key take away points: – Remain and Leave ‘neck and neck’ in the polls – Can we trust the polls? – The Campaign: ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave sides focusing on core ‘heartlands’ Brussels bombings have not boosted Brexit Brexit hardliners were quick to jump on the […]

by · 13th April 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Blog
The leader of Dutch rightwing party PVV Geert Wilders casts his vote in The Hague, in a non-binding referendum on an EU cooperation deal with Ukraine | Martijn Beekman/AFP via Getty Images

The Dutch Vote for Putin

Thomas Lahey is a student at the Catholic University of America and aspiring jurist. It is by no means an exaggeration to guess that Putin was watching the election results from the Dutch referendum on the EU’s Association Agreement with Ukraine more closely than he watches what’s happening with the US Presidential election. Let’s not pretend that this is not […]

by · 11th April 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Blog
Where Does Europe Go From Here?

Where Does Europe Go From Here?

Thomas Lahey is a student at the Catholic University of America and aspiring jurist. His article below was first published in the Huffington Post. This has been a very difficult time for many in Europe, not just Brussels. Belgium’s capital city dually serves as the capital of the European Union and its many institutions, and the attacks in Brussels were […]

by · 1st April 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Blog