Post Tagged with: "EU"

Withdrawing from the Iran Deal is a Catastrophic Error

Withdrawing from the Iran Deal is a Catastrophic Error

The Iran Deal is not perfect. Major international treaties seldom are. However, monitoring experts, defence policy-advisors – including Donald Trump’s own Secretary of Defence, Ret. Gen. Jim Mattis – agree that this treaty was, in fact, living up to expectations. Just ask former President Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Advisor Ben Rhodes about what shortcomings he can identify from the JCPOA’s […]

by · 17th May 2018 · Blog
RESEARCH PAPER – What next for EU Asylum Policy?

RESEARCH PAPER – What next for EU Asylum Policy?

Dr. James Downes (Director, British and European Politics, Parliament Street) and Ms. Vanisa Wai (Research Assistant, University of Hong Kong) provide us with  a research paper on the recent refugee crisis in Europe and the implications to EU Asylum Policy, resulting  from how it was handled. EU-ASYLUM-POLICY-PAPER

by · 6th May 2018 · Research
Angela Merkel delivers her election night victory remarks to supporters in Berlin.

Four More Years

As expected, really, Angela Merkel has been elected to a fourth term to serve as Chancellor following the federal election in Germany on Sunday. What was unexpected, however, was the significant drop in support for her CDU at the polls and the level of support (13% nationally) the Alternativ für Deutschland (AfD) received at Ms Merkel’s detriment. Germany enters a period […]

by · 29th September 2017 · Blog
Demontrators from pro-EU group Open Britain protest outside of the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 29, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May will formally launch Brexit today after signing the letter to begin the country's departure from the European Union. AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

EU Nationals in the UK Face the Same Dilemma as DREAMERs

If you’re an EU citizen living and working in the UK right now, you probably have a lot of questions regarding your future status in your host country. You’re unsure about your access to healthcare, about your ability to work, and worst of all, whether you’ll be deported back to your country of origin. Cue the DREAMERs. The political and legal […]

by · 7th September 2017 · Blog
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 […]

Top MEP: EU-Iran Free Trade Deal “in not too distant future”

Top MEP: EU-Iran Free Trade Deal “in not too distant future”

In this interview, Parliament Street’s Clare Ambrosino hears from Seán Kelly MEP. Seán is Ireland’s only member of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Iran. He is the Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament and was appointed to this role by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on August 4th, 2014.   Q. How did the election of President Rouhani facilitate […]

Dealing seriously with immigration & border control means standing up to Brussels

Dealing seriously with immigration & border control means standing up to Brussels

Parliament Street’s Mo Metcalf-Fisher writes about the challenges facing the United Kingdom in relation to border control and immigration.  Check out the blog here. With thanks to The Freedom Association (TFA).      

by and · 22nd May 2015 · Blog
The Russian Bear and why our attempt to tame it will get the handler mauled

The Russian Bear and why our attempt to tame it will get the handler mauled

Theodore Grammaticus reminds us of the growing threat of Russia’s Vladimir Putin and what his actions may mean for Europe’s security. The British military has been in seemingly terminal decline for some 25 years, since the end of the Cold War. In terms of size, the British military is a shadow of its former self; there are fewer soldiers, fewer ships, […]

by and · 30th April 2015 · Blog
Interview with Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP

Interview with Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP

    Parliament Street’s Charlotte Kude met Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond yesterday. He shared his thoughts about the general election campaign, his hopes for a referendum on Britain’s relationship with the European Union and outlined his strategy to fight ISIL and prevent terrorist attacks on British soil. Philip Hammond is Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. He was Secretary […]

Why the EU will always fail to free itself of the “awkward member”

Why the EU will always fail to free itself of the “awkward member”

Parliament Street’s Tom Hunt argues that unless the EU elites give ground and recognise their inability to transcend ingrained political cultures, the European project in destined for failure. The European elite have tried and failed in their attempts at trying to get different European nation states to conform to particular ways of behaving and expressing themselves economically. This has been […]