The invisible minority: where are EU citizens’ voices in UK politics?

Dr Alexandra Bulat, Young Europeans Network Manager at the3million examines the voting rights of EU citizens. She highlights the barriers to their political participation and provides several recommendations for improving their representation in the UK. Continue reading The invisible minority: where are EU citizens’ voices in UK politics?

The Impact of Brexit on Global Treaty Relations

Dr. Joris Larik, Assistant Professor of Comparative, EU and International Law at Leiden University, discusses the impact of Brexit on global treaty relations and sheds light on the emerging practice to date, showing that Brexit has spawned the creation of numerous new international legal materials. Continue reading The Impact of Brexit on Global Treaty Relations

Is being European a white identity? Brussels needs deep reflection in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement

Neema Begum, Research Associate, Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester and writer at UK in a Changing Europe, assesses whether the European identity is an inclusive one, in which she critically analyses the EU institutions in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. Continue reading Is being European a white identity? Brussels needs deep reflection in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement

Brexit and parliament: where did it all go wrong?

Meg Russell, Director of the UCL Constitution Unit and Professor of British and Comparative Politics at UCL, examines the four factors which contributed to the parliamentary ‘perfect storm’ over Brexit, concluding that ‘parliament’ largely got the blame for divisions inside the Conservative Party. Continue reading Brexit and parliament: where did it all go wrong?

Small States and Institutional Change: the Lesson of Brexit

Tomáš Weiss, Head of Department of European Studies and Jean Monnet Chair in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the Institute of International Studies, Charles University, Prague, argues that institutionalisation can empower small states. He notes their dependence on institutions can also make them vulnerable to institutional change, this is exemplified through the case of Czechia in the EU. Continue reading Small States and Institutional Change: the Lesson of Brexit