Emmanuel Macron’s decision to implement an unpopular pension reform without a vote in parliament has prompted a wave of protests to be held across France. Philippe Marlière writes that with Macron now seriously weakened and Marine Le Pen waiting in the wings, the decision could have lasting consequences for French democracy. Continue reading Macron’s pension reform deepens France’s democratic crisis
David Suber discusses the latest UK government’s illegal migration bill, which aims to tackle the rise in small boat Channel crossings by removing anyone who arrives in the UK without permission to enter. The bill is in committee stage, but critics have argued that the focus should be on cracking down on smuggling gangs. Continue reading Illegal immigration: cracking down on smuggling makes gangs more organised – and costs migrant lives
Sofia Elena Massacesi reflects on her interview with Mr. Welle and his insight on how management and European politics come together in the European Union’s leadership. Continue reading 3 Key Takeaways from Klaus Welle’s Visit to UCL
Dr Uta Staiger writes that the newly announced Windsor Framework marks a positive turning point for EU-UK relations, but whether it holds will be continually tested. Continue reading Windsor Framework: why Rishi Sunak was able to secure the Brexit deal that others couldn’t
Following the resignation of Nicola Sturgeon as Scotland’s First Minister, Kirsty Hughes discusses the legacy of Sturgeon’s leadership and her aspirations for Scottish independence and EU membership. Continue reading Scotland, Independence and the EU: What did Nicola Sturgeon achieve and where now?