For UK Politics, Brexit Is Set to Be a Slow Grind of Contradictions
On Monday 5 September, over two months since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the new Brexit minister David Davis stood up to address Parliament on the government’s plan for the upcoming negotiations. Many of us who voted Remain were curious to see exactly what sort of consensus had been reached within the cabinet […]
A Pivotal Weekend in Britain’s EU Referendum Campaign?
President Barack Obama’s intervention in Britain’s EU referendum campaign on Friday 22th April undoubtedly marked the most significant moment in the battle over Britain’s EU membership to date. Obama, who is wildly popular in the UK (around nine months ago, Pew Research Center estimated he had an approval rating of 76% in Britain), announced during […]
This Time, It Has to Be Different!
My name is Stephanie. I am 24 years old and study European Studies in Frankfurt/Oder. A small town in Western Germany. 30 000 inhabitants. A town like many others in this country. Shortly before Easter, holiday season: nothing is disturbing the quiet idyll of this small town. Along the roads politicians on posters send Happy […]
Is it Really Different this Time?
My name is Julian. I am a 29-year old political analyst based in Berlin working for an independent, non-profit think tank. This time, it’s different. This is the official slogan of this year’s European elections. The innovations of the Lisbon Treaty that will come into effect this year for the very first time offer tools […]