James Crisp

Brexit 27-06-2016

Brexit has exposed Juncker’s democratic unaccountability

The fallout from Brexit would have claimed the scalp of any other politician, but Jean-Claude Juncker appears to be bullet-proof. Never has his unaccountability to the people been so obvious, writes James Crisp.
Brexit 23-06-2016

A Brussels Brit: Brexit referendum is good, painful and necessary

The Brexit campaign has at times been difficult for British people living in Brussels, but the referendum is a vital challenge to the complacency and arrogance all too evident in the upper echelons of the European Union, writes James Crisp.
Trade & Society 12-09-2014

Free trade matters more now than ever

EU trade policy is at a crossroads at a time when more and more voices are questioning the approach to trade that has made Europe strong, writes Jan Eggert.
Brexit 12-09-2014

The UK bagged a great Commission portfolio, now it must deliver

Jonathan Hill’s appointment to an influential portfolio provides an opportunity for the UK to work for the British people who see reform and change in the EU, not defeat and exit, as the real prize, writes Peter Wilding.
Development Policy 08-09-2014

Africa’s education imperative

Ensuring Africa's long term economic success is not only a matter of increasing literacy and university enrollment rates; it also demands an education system that prepares workers to meet the demands of the region’s fast-changing labour market, writes Viswanathan Shankar.  

Antisemitism strikes at the heart of the European Union

New members of the European Parliament need to break the cycle of antisemitism in the European Union, writes Robin Sclafani.
Euro & Finance 22-08-2014

New EU rules can stop politically motivated hostile takeovers

New EU state aid rules can protect companies from politically motivated hostile takeovers by third countries, writes Pawe? Jarczewski.
Trade & Society 16-07-2014

Backroom talks on dangerous TTIP agreement must end

German MEP Helmut Scholz explains why the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament is calling for an immediate end to negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Euro & Finance 15-07-2014

MiFID II is giving market makers mixed messages

Proposed revisions to the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) is giving market makers, many of whom use high frequency trading methods, mixed messages. This could hurt their ability to provide liquidity to European financial markets, especially if their remuneration is limited by lawmakers, writes Johannah Ladd.
Development Policy 11-07-2014

The key to tackling population dilemmas? Empowering women

Today is World Population Day, a chance to reflect on the challenges population can pose. Whether a country is struggling with a rising or declining population, the solution is the same; the promotion of reproductive rights and gender equality, writes Jenny Tonge.
Brexit 08-07-2014

Excluding political groups in EU Parliament is bad for democracy

A voting alliance between the three largest pro-European parties to block Nigel Farage's Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group from European Parliament committee chairs casts doubts over the Parliament's ability to guarantee pluralism, write Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts.
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