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As The UK Shuts Itself Off, Africa Rolls Out A Welcome Mat Across The Continent

As The UK Shuts Itself Off, Africa Rolls Out A Welcome Mat Across The Continent

In policy as in life, one man’s poison is another man’s cure. While Brexit and rising nationalism across Europe have called into question the European project, last Sunday the African Union (AU) unveiled an electronic passport intended to allow the free movement of people, goods and services across the continent’s 54 countries. The e-passport is […]

EU Officials Finalise Common Asylum System To Resettle Refugees

EU Officials Finalise Common Asylum System To Resettle Refugees

European officials have finalised plans to create a common EU asylum system and refugee resettlement scheme, which advocates portray as the solution to the European migration crisis but which critics believe will be a further betrayal of refugee rights. Officials have proposed creating a semi-standardised system that would allow asylum seekers to expect similar treatment […]

Border Zones: ‘Berlin In The 1980s Was Like An Advert For Hedonism’

Border Zones: ‘Berlin In The 1980s Was Like An Advert For Hedonism’

It is 1984 and I’m being driven around East Berlin in a Jaguar XJ6, the only one in town. We are making Chinese Boxes, a cheap thriller with an incomprehensible plot about teenage drug deaths, Berlin gangsters and US intelligence. The film’s budget is about three quid and, to save money, it is being scored […]

Brexit Causes Resurgence In Pro-EU Leanings Across Continent

Brexit Causes Resurgence In Pro-EU Leanings Across Continent

Two weeks after Britain’s EU referendum, Europe has defied predictions that the UK’s vote to leave would inspire a surge in copycat breakaway movements, with establishment parties enjoying gains and populists dropping points in the polls. In Germany, the Brexit aftermath has seen Angela Merkel’s popularity ratings surge to a 10-month high, almost returning to […]

NATO Summit: Obama Says Brexit Will Not Harm US-Europe Solidarity

NATO Summit: Obama Says Brexit Will Not Harm US-Europe Solidarity

Barack Obama has insisted that solidarity between the US and Europe will not be affected by Brexit, as leaders flew to Warsaw for a Nato summit that the US president said was the “most important moment” for the alliance since the end of the cold war. Speaking in the Polish capital after a meeting with […]

OPINION: The Key Lesson Of Brexit Is That Globalisation Must Work For All Of Britain

OPINION: The Key Lesson Of Brexit Is That Globalisation Must Work For All Of Britain

There is a real danger that we spend the next decade refighting last week’s referendum. If Scotland’s recent experience is anything to go by – where there are now two entrenched camps of yes and no voters in the aftermath of the 2014 independence referendum – then the battle lines drawn in a bitterly fought […]

EU Parliament Leader: We Want Britain Out As Soon As Possible

EU Parliament Leader: We Want Britain Out As Soon As Possible

A senior EU leader has confirmed the bloc wants Britain out as soon as possible, warning that David Cameron’s decision to delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his successor is in place may not be fast enough. Cameron announced on Friday morning that he would step down as prime minister by the autumn, after […]

Sayeeda Warsi Quits Leave Campaign Over ‘Hateful, Xenophobic’ Tactics

Sayeeda Warsi Quits Leave Campaign Over ‘Hateful, Xenophobic’ Tactics

Sayeeda Warsi, the former chair of the Conservative party, has said she will no longer support the campaign to leave the European Union just days before the referendum, accusing it of “hate and xenophobia”. Warsi said the positive case for leaving the EU had been neglected by the official campaign, though leading leave campaigners have […]

European Parliament Slams G7 Food Project in Africa

European Parliament Slams G7 Food Project in Africa

For a large majority of Euro-MPs, the G7’s decision to base its programme for food security in Africa on intensive agriculture is a mistake. The European parliament took its first official stance on the subject with the adoption of a report on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) on Tuesday. “We have […]

Buhari as Good News for Europe

Buhari as Good News for Europe

Martins Schultz, the President of the European Parliament minced no words in describing why Europe is enamored of our President, Muahmmadu Buhari, so much as to give him the honor of addressing the continent’s  legislative arm. The big endorsement President Buhari got is on account of the outstanding wars he has waged so far on […]

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