Samuel Stolton with Alexandra Brzozowski

EU Elections 2019 02-07-2019

Weber forced to stand aside as EU leaders bypass Spitzenkandidaten

The EPP’s lead candidate for the European Commission Manfred Weber was forced to step down from his candidacy for the post on Tuesday (2 July), as it became clear he could not obtain sufficient support from EU member states.
Digital & Media 03-05-2019

The Brief – Europe’s ‘free’ media

Back in those bygone days during my journalism studies, I memorized a quote that from time to time I turn to as a means to reify the importance of my craft, in a world ever blighted by existential challenges to the industry.
Politics 05-04-2019

The Brief – 拯救穆斯林

His eyes have been gouged from his face and his skin has been scratched out in a mad and impassioned frenzy. These are the murals of Buddha at the Bezeklik caves, near the ancient ruins of Gaochang in the Mutou Valley, China.
Politics 01-03-2019

Trans-Europe Express – England is a victim of its own self-deception

His eyes sink into the back of his head as his countenance becomes iced with the unmistakable whiteness of death. His head is placed delicately into a wooden box and sent to Ravenna. The blood of the Roman Emperor of...
Politics 14-12-2018

The Brief – Taxi for Selmayr!

In poise, stature and countenance, he appears an unremarkable man. But Martin Selmayr carries with himself the sign and semblance of an altogether unsavoury part of the European Union.
Digital & Media 30-11-2018

The Brief – E pur si muove

In 1633, the ‘father of modern physics,’ Galileo Galilei was found to be “vehemently suspect of heresy,” as the Roman Catholic Inquisition ordered the scientist to relinquish his alliance to heliocentricism – the theory that the Earth moves around the Sun.
Brexit 20-11-2018

The Brief, powered by EFPIA – Towards a minor politics

Amidst the dizzying heights of the Brexit imbroglio, a politics of resistance is emerging that has the potential to puncture the supranational veneer of EU governance: a politics of minoritarianism. Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell’s comments on Tuesday (20 November)...
Cybersecurity 15-10-2018

The Brief, powered by The International Bromine Council – Warning from a ghost in the machine: European elections face imminent threat

Lyudmila Savchuk is a diminutive Russian in her mid-30s, there is a perceptible fatigue patterned across her face as she sits in the lobby of a mid-range Brussels hotel which normally accommodates Eurocrats and political officials.
Digital & Media 26-09-2018

The Brief, powered by AmCham EU – When in Rome, disinform as the Romans do

On 2 September 31BC, the Ionian Sea played host to a battle that would signal the end of the Roman Republic and the start of the Roman Empire.