About: Dick Roche

Brexit 12-01-2016

Brexit: Is it 1975 all over again? Not quite…

The decision by David Cameron to allow members of his cabinet a free choice in the upcoming EU referendum is an intriguing example of history repeating itself, writes Dick Roche.
Central Europe 10-12-2015

It took courage to bring Bulgaria into the EU

On 15 December, Bulgaria will mark the 20th anniversary since it made its EU membership application. On this occasion, Dick Roche recalls the country’s EU path and questions if the treatment it gets from the EU is fair.
Brexit 12-11-2015

Mr Cameron, learn from Ireland to avoid landmines on UK referendum

Getting through the negotiations could well be a lot easier than getting through the UK referendum campaign and David Cameron should learn the lessons of past Irish referenda, writes Dick Roche.
Climate change 28-10-2015

VW not alone in being ‘economical with the truth’

Europe has a love affair with diesel and VW, has not been the lone delinquent in the broader emissions debate, writes Dick Roche.

EU Commission is blinded by fake science

Much of the data on which the EU Commission bases its policy-making on reducing harmful emissions is fake, writes Dick Roche.
Global Europe 16-07-2015

The next UN Secretary-General? Bokova ticks all the boxes

The prospect of having the first UN Secretary-General from Eastern Europe is an opportunity for the region, and for Europe as a whole. Bulgaria’s Irina Bokova has demonstrated her vote- winning capacity at UN level, writes Dick Roche.

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