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By Mark Briggs - 3. 02. 2015

Winston Churchill has left British politics with shoes too big to fill. ...

By Mark Briggs - 2. 02. 2015

When it comes to scoring political points, the Conservatives are bending democratic principles. ...

By Mark Briggs - 19. 12. 2014

Why Laura Bates should have been “Person of the Year” 2014....

By Mark Briggs - 24. 11. 2014

Instead of propagating alternatives to fend off UKIP, Labour and Conservatives are trying to attract voters by emulating Nigel Farage and his gang. ...

By Mark Briggs - 12. 11. 2014

The poppy has moved from a reminder of the futility of war, to bordering on a somber celebration of the act of sacrifice for Britain. That’s wrong....

By Mark Briggs - 31. 10. 2014

European governments are trying to reduce the number of Africans entering Europe. It is a sad irony that those people are exactly what Europe needs. ...

By Mark Briggs - 17. 10. 2014

An influx of hipsters would bring more to politics than just a snazzy dress sense....

By Mark Briggs - 10. 10. 2014

Back in 2008, Obama ran on a platform of hope. Today, that has become unthinkable – fear just seems to work so much better....

By Mark Briggs - 4. 10. 2014

The Conservative Party plans to pull the UK out of the European Human Rights Act. This is not only absurd, it is shameful....

By Mark Briggs - 25. 09. 2014

The referendum may have failed to return independence, but it might have gone a long way toward gaining Scotland both more powers and more influence. ...

By Mark Briggs - 19. 09. 2014

Why I am glad Scotland stays with us but potentially would have voted to leave the Union if given the choice. ...

By Mark Briggs - 15. 09. 2014

Regardless of the result, the Scottish referendum will change British politics fundamentally – and we should be thankful for that....

By Mark Briggs - 9. 09. 2014

If even the silly season is as eventful as it has been this year, then David Cameron should brace himself for a harsh autumn and winter....

By Mark Briggs - 24. 07. 2014

Last week, David Cameron nominated Jonathan Hill as the UK's next European Commissioner. It raises doubts about his intention of keeping Britain in th...

By Mark Briggs - 26. 06. 2014

David Cameron should heed the warning signs. Juncker’s triumph is only the first of many British defeats to come. ...

By Mark Briggs - 15. 06. 2014

The European elections have shown how big a problem populism really is. But Cameron, Hollande and other leaders can keep the populists at bay if they ...

By Mark Briggs - 22. 05. 2014

We don’t need more democracy; we just need a better version of it. The next year will give us Britons enough time to work on it. ...

By Mark Briggs - 5. 05. 2014

Green energy is the key to global power, but most states are still backing the wrong horse....

By Mark Briggs - 15. 04. 2014

The UK-EU relationship is complex, but the reason for this complexity is simple: both sides have baggage – and not just a bit....


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By The European

Sustainable investing is a global mega-trend that has reshaped capital markets over recent years. With the European Union seeking to set the rules of the game for ESG through the implementation of the Taxonomy, the huge flows of money currently directed towards sustainability strategies are only goi

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The green space
By Beatrice Bischof

Recently, I was asked a question - when discussing the space industry: What does flight and space travel have to do with sustainability? A lot. I followed up on the question directly and was intrigued myself. By Beatrice Bischof.

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Eurosclerosis 2.0
By The European

Several generations worked hard for over 50 years for the EU to flourish politically and economically. But for the last two decades, a generation spoiled by prosperity has been driving the EU into the ground. Everything has both positive and negative effects, including peace and prosperity. The coll

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Bringing the EU up to date
By The European

This article explains why updating the EU is better than revolutionizing it by rebooting it. It discusses how to overcome Eurosclerosis 2.0. The EU needs neither revolutionary innovations nor counter-revolutionary turns, but an incremental and innovative further development. In short: the wheel does

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Europe’s struggle against the dominance of digital platforms
By Ewald König

Whoever has the relevant data can control market concentration and dictate how competition works: How the IT market is being liberalised and how local companies will gain opportunities

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A complementary model of political consulting
By The European

“Listen to the science” is the motto for both the coronavirus pandemic and climate policy. It is not a new motto. The scientification of politics has been ongoing since the 19th century. In the 1960s, there already was a real exaggeration of science. This was accompanied by the popularity of th

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