EU-US relations redux

“The Council reaffirms the strategic importance of the European Union’s partnership with the United States of America as the world’s foremost and closest relationship, rooted in shared values and common interests, cultural and historic ties, as well as geopolitical reality. ” Goodbye fake “special relationship”…… Read More »

A Swiss model for Scotland?

Switzerland has often figured in the debate on Brexit, and although there are many differences between its political and economic situation and ours, Switzerland’s relations with the EU offer an interesting point of comparison for Britain, particularly at a moment when we are negotiating our future relationship with the EU, while the Swiss are debating the new ‘framework agreement’ which they have negotiated with the EU.… Read More »

EU Pact on Migration and Asylum

EMI: “The upcoming launch of the European Commission’s new Pact on Migration and Asylum offers a timely opportunity to put in place a truly common European immigration and asylum policy that provides a European response to this challenge, while making the protection of fundamental human rights a priority, as European migration policy should be built on the principle of solidarity and the fair sharing of responsibility.”… Read More »