Tom Parker

Elections 29-05-2018

Presidents, elections and grey-haired men

With a year to go until the European Parliament elections and the appointment of a new European Commission, the EU is yet again at a crossroads. But unlike Robert Johnson, the EU is unlikely to sell its soul to play a mean guitar, writes Tom Parker.
Future EU 23-01-2018

EU 2018: A big year to be big on big things

With European Parliament elections, a new European Commission and Brexit scheduled, attention of some EU observers is already beginning to drift to 2019. However, focus should not shift too fast as the twelve months ahead promise major EU developments, which could mark 2018 down in the annals of EU history, insists Tom Parker.
Brexit 15-06-2017

Whose court is the Brexit ball really in?

One week on from the United Kingdom General Election, the positions of the two sides of the Brexit negotiating table could not be more different, writes Tom Parker.
Elections 10-05-2017

Patriotisme à l’européenne: Can identity politics save the EU?

If identity politics are here to stay, Emmanuel Macron’s win in the French presidential election is the proof that far from being toxic, the European brand can actually carry the day, write Tom Parker and Leanda Barrington-Leach.
Brexit 02-05-2017

The opportunity of ruptured nuptials

While the UK was an EU member, its partners had to humour its peccadillos and mood swings. Now that it’s not, they can look forward to a new, more free future, writes Tom Parker.
Global Europe 10-11-2016

Time to take back control – the morning after Trump

Much like with Brexit, the question facing EU leaders and influencers after Donald Trump’s election is what next? The crux of the answer is: more of the same, writes Tom Parker.
Brexit 07-07-2016

Future EU-UK relations: Silver linings or rain clouds?

Now is not the time to get bogged down in what the EU treaties do and do not allow. We need a new vision for Europe that offers members the flexibility they need and can inspire future generations to embrace the European project, writes Tom Parker.
Brexit 23-06-2016

Remain campaign out of touch with the British public

Given the enormous implications of the EU referendum on the UK economy, many are legitimately questioning David Cameron’s leadership and more specifically the effectiveness of the Remain campaign, writes Tom Parker.
Future EU 18-02-2016

What a good EU-UK deal means for Europe

The UK’s new settlement offers the possibility of a new vision for Europe: a multitiered Europe that provides the flexibility the EU 28 needs to embrace the very real differences of its member states, but does not throw away its integrity, writes Tom Parker.

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