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Global energy prize summit held in Germany highlights the need for a quantum jump to hit Paris commitments

During the Global Energy Prize Summit, which took place at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany on 10 April 2019, international experts, including Nobel prize laureates, discussed possible scientific and technological solutions to avoid dangerous climate change in line with the commitments under Paris Agreement.

This too shall pass - why the EU has no choice but to grant the UK an extension

The Brexit suspense continues, as journalists on both sides of the English channel are reminding us!

Expanding the EU Green Card

There is no more migrant crisis. The number of sea arrivals to the EU is down 90% from the 2015 peak levels, but the crisis mode stubbornly lingers in European political rhetoric.

Solidarity with Gdańsk and New Europeans

One of my main reasons for joining New Europeans was the fact that this citizens’ rights organisation has embraced and adopted the spirit of Solidarity for which Poland and especially

Brexit Fall Out - Presentation by Dr Majella Kilkey

On the 13th February 2019, Dr Majella Kilkey and Professor Louise Ryan were invited panellists at a public event, Brexit fall out – the citizen’s perspective – The economic and social

EU Citizens Rights and Settled Status: Fragomen

Slide deck from 01/03/19 event; from Zahira Patel of Fragomen LLP. 

More Europe, less Brussels

The construction of the European Union began over 60 years ago. We have succeeded in completing a single market with a single currency but a political union remains elusive. The founding fathers had imagined a more rapid development.

Cork – Dublin - Belfast

It was mild and bright when I climbed the steps to the top deck, as the ferry manoeuvred through the channel between the seaport town Cobh and Haulbowline Island. The evening before I’d gone to bed early and despite being woken around five by a child’s cry as the ship rolled across the Celtic Sea, that morning I felt restored.

Human rights with a (Brexit) use-by date

The Government continues to treat European human rights, incorporated by the Human Rights Act (HRA) into UK law, like supermarket products with a use-by date: we can enjoy them for now, but the government reserves the right to take them away after Brexit.

Brexit Worries

On the morning of 24th June 2016, my instant response to the news was a guttural feeling of loss and despair. For me Brexit was, and still is, a complete disaster.

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