Zoran Radosavljevic with Alexandra Brzozowski

Politics 15-11-2018

The Brief, powered by EUSALT – Beware the Ides of March

Pessimists in the EU say the Brexit saga couldn't get any messier. Optimists say: yes, it can.
Global Europe 12-11-2018

The Brief, powered by EUSALT- Beggars Banquet

Imagine if world leaders travelled back in time, about a hundred years. Imagine Merkel’s Germany waging a war against Macron’s France, with thousands dying in muddy trenches across Europe daily. Not easy, right?  Europe has come a long way since...
Politics 28-09-2018

The Brief, powered by AmCham EU – Spare a thought for (Northern) Macedonia

Away from the limelight of Europe's political arena, the fate of a country is being decided this weekend. If it sounds dramatic, it's because it is.
Politics 13-09-2018

The Brief – Macedonian distraction in Strasbourg

For once, the Balkans provided a source of content, and a welcome distraction, for the weary MEPs in Strasbourg when Macedonia’s prime minister rocked up to the hemicycle.
Global Europe 29-05-2018

The Brief, powered by 2025AD – Fortress Europe… Revisited

Not all is well in the best of all possible worlds. Even less so in Europe 2018, which is increasingly trying to fend off the spectre of the not-too-distant refugee crisis.
Global Europe 08-05-2018

The Brief: Waiting on a friend

Barely a week after the last-minute drama of will-he-won't-he scrap the tariffs on steel, the EU is once again waiting with bated breath to see whether Donald Trump will dial up tensions in the uneasy transatlantic relationship.
Elections 04-05-2018

Trans-Europe Express – Sowing the seeds of discord

Almost certainly to the displeasure of mainstream Brussels, leaders of Europe's far-right parties came together on the French Riviera this week, saying they wanted to devise a battle plan for next year's European election.
Future EU 02-05-2018

The Brief – Money, money, money…

For those who have lived under a rock for the past week and haven't heard: ABBA are reuniting. Scandinavia's biggest pop sensation has recorded two new songs - their first new material in 35 years - and are launching a hologram tour(!).
Global Europe 16-04-2018

The Brief – What will we do without the dirty Brits?

The EU's much-touted common defence and security policy was nowhere to be seen in the past week, just when the world came dangerously close to the verge of a US-Russia conflict over Syria.
Politics 13-04-2018

Trans-Europe Express – Visegrad’s Hungarian Rhapsody

Viktor Orban's landslide victory last weekend is not good news for the EU. But it may also turn out to be a mixed blessing for the Visegrad group of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Languages & Culture 21-03-2018

Le Brief – Roll up, roll up… for free French classes

French used to be the recognised language of international diplomacy even though the British Empire was much larger and more dominant. French held out, more or less, until after World War Two, when the global geopolitical balance shifted and the US took over, helped by Hollywood and rock 'n' roll.