About: Hugo Brady

Elections 04-04-2013

The EU’s Rubik’s cube: Who will lead after 2014?

Europe's leaders have a veritable Rubik’s cube of political considerations to solve in 2014 in order to appoint a new EU leadership triumvirate, writes Hugo Brady, giving his take on who are the up-and-comers in a changing European balance of power.
EU Priorities 2020 05-01-2010

The EU must learn from its mistakes over the past decade

"The EU needs new thinking. After eight years of stop-start negotiations, the Union finally has a new rulebook, the Lisbon Treaty. But, despite Europeans' shared anxieties about economic growth, government debt, the stability of the euro, immigration and the environment, there is not yet a clear sense of what the EU's priorities for the next five years should or will be," writes Hugo Brady, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, in a December commentary.
Future EU 11-06-2008

Will the Irish guillotine Lisbon?

Securing a 'yes' in the referendum on the EU's Lisbon Treaty to be held in Ireland on 12 June 2008 is vital for the bloc's governments and political establishment, according to Hugo Brady of the Centre for European Reform. What's more, "there is a real risk that the traditionally pro-European Irish could vote 'no'," thus "blocking reforms", says the June paper.
Future EU 05-02-2008

Bad omens loom over Irish referendum

Despite strong pro-European sentiment in Ireland, the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty scheduled for May or June this year should not be considered a safe bet, claims Hugo Brady in an analysis for the Centre for European Reform (CER), recalling the Irish public's rejection of the Nice Treaty in 2001.
Future EU 09-10-2007

Yes to a referendum, but not on this treaty

Hugo Brady outlines the different views in the UK towards the draft EU Treaty. His Centre for European Reform (CER) paper covers eurosceptic lobbies, pro-referendum campaigners, the British press and trade unions.
Future EU 11-07-2007

EU moves from ‘disastrous’ Constitution experiment

EU member states have agreed on a blueprint for a new Treaty, rescuing a number of key institutional reforms but amending only the existing EU Framework. Hugo Brady, research fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER), states that the Treaty is an admission that the enlarged Union has become much more diverse.