Comparing Covid responses in the UK and Germany: Part I, the UK

Matthew Flinders, Founding Director of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre and Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, offers five explanations for the UK’s relative ‘shambolic and bumbling response’ to Covid-19 in comparison to Germany. Read Part II on Germany by Anna Holzscheiter here. There exists a powerful cultural belief amongst the British that in Germany, life is a little more structured, organised and … Continue reading Comparing Covid responses in the UK and Germany: Part I, the UK

Comparing Covid responses in the UK and Germany: Part II, Germany

Anna Holzscheiter, Professor of International Politics at TU Dresden and Head of the Research Group ‘Governance for Global Health’ at WZB Berlin Social Science Center, details the factors contributing to Germany’s relative Covid-19 ‘success’ in comparison to the UK. Read Part I on the UK by Matthew Flinders here. The German government’s response to Covid-19 has been met with considerable interest outside Germany, particularly because … Continue reading Comparing Covid responses in the UK and Germany: Part II, Germany

European Institute report: UK firms face hefty compliance costs without EU data deal

This post was originally published on EURACTIV by Benjamin Fox. It details the findings of a new European Institute report, published with the New Economics Foundation, on the economic impacts of the UK failing to secure an EU data adequacy decision in the Brexit negotiations. Read the full report here, by authors: Oliver Patel – Research Associate, UCL European Institute Duncan McCann – Senior Researcher, New Economics Foundation … Continue reading European Institute report: UK firms face hefty compliance costs without EU data deal