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Domestic Politics

Unanimity and QMV: How Does the Council of the EU Actually Vote?

The Council of the EU (also known as Council of Ministers) is a much-misunderstood EU institution. Both in Eurosceptic and…
EU Domestic Policy

Gold-plating: how EU States over-regulate themselves and then blame Brussels

The “Brussels” buzzword has through the decades come to be closely associated with over-regulation. It is hard not to immediately…
Long reads

The Other European Union: A Threat on the Rise

Far to the east – beyond the outermost borders of the EU – lays another, mirroring Union in Europe. A…
EU Domestic Policy

Here is the deal between the EU and the UK on the Brexit divorce bill

The Brexit deadline looms, barely one year and three months away. As the UK scrambles to try and clinch a…
EU Foreign Policy

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement strengthens European influence in Southeast Asia

When it comes to Southeast Asian countries, the EU has lacked a coherent trade policy for a long time –…
At A Glance

“We need a European FBI to stop terrorism”, says President of the European Parliament

Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament, had a few things to say in Catania, where he visited the…
EU Domestic Policy

Article 7: The Nuclear Option

Up until today, the PiS-led Polish government had been in the process of dismantling judicial independence and the rule of…
History of Europe

The Europe That Never Was

We all know the story of European integration – first came the Coal and Steel Community, a success story after…
EU Domestic Policy

We, European Patriots: Milan’s annual celebration is all in blue

The 25th April marks an important recurrence for the Italian people. On this date, in 1945, the National Liberation Committee…
EU Domestic Policy

How we view European Federalism

Whenever we mention federalism, some people think surely we must refer to a European superstate: well, they’re wrong. What Federalism does…
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