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The Grass Is Always Greener: Remembering When Greenland Left The EU

The confusion surrounding Brexit has further deepened this week with the EU handing Prime Minister Teresa May another ultimatum. Britain may have their deadline extended until the 22nd May if a majority of the House of Commons votes to approve…

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EU To Update Audio-Visual Media Services Legislation

On 2 October, the EU voted to update their regulations regarding Audiovisual Media Services. With 452 votes for the changes and a mere 132 against, it’s evident that this is a strongly felt topic within parliament, but what are the…

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European Court of Justice To Rule On Article 50

It has been over two years since Britain made the destructive decision to leave the European Union. Despite the considerable amount of time that has passed it seems that both parties are moving further and further away from reaching an…

Entschuldigung, vous ablo EU? A Case For A Common EU Language

It is time for the EU to develop a common language. We already have a common market; a common currency and we can freely travel to any country within the EU. However, what we don’t have is the ability to…

Opinion: Irexit party are the wrong people, but they’re starting the right debate

Two weeks ago Ireland saw the launch of the ‘Irexit: Freedom to Prosper’ party,  UKIP clone in all but name. While a courtesy glance at their Twitter feed will reveals a nativism typical of most Eurosceptic parties, they also throw…

Opinion: It’s Time to Talk About Ireland and the EU

Never in the past 45 years of Ireland’s membership of the European Union has its continued membership looked so unattractive. In light of the United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the EU in June 2016, there have been faint whisperings…

What Happens to British MEP Seats Post Brexit?

A core argument of the pro-Brexit camp during the 2016 referendum was that the European Union was being governed by ‘unelected bureaucrats’ who were not accountable to the citizens of member states. In short that the EU was fundamentally undemocratic,…

Catalonia In Crisis

On Friday the 27th of October as the Spanish Central government under Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy moved to implement direct rule on the autonomous region of Catalonia, the Catalonian parliament voted to declare independence from Spain. This represents the latest…

European State of the Union Explainer

Who is Jean-Claude Juncker? Jean-Claude Juncker is the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg and current president of the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU). This means he is nominally the President of the EU, but due…

Irish Border Becomes Key Topic in Brexit Negotiations

Northern Ireland is taking its turn in the international spotlight as the Brexit sparring session between the EU and UK looks at the fate of the six counties. Last month, “Northern Ireland and Ireland: Position Paper” was released by the…

UKIP make gains at home but lose international funding

The past couple of weeks have been a rather mixed bag for the United Kingdom Independence Party, purchase better known as UKIP. While there is still much to smile about for their charismatic leader Nigel Farage, recent developments on in…

Questions raised over EU Commission’s Energy appointee

Criticism is mounting over the EU’s decision to appoint the Spanish Popular Party’s Miguel Arias Cañete to the position of Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action. Mr Arias Cañete, medicine who served as Minister for Agriculture, case Food and Environment…