The EU is caught between making more effective decisions and compromising its smaller members’ interests.
Posts Tagged: Cyprus
His instinct to bring together various reserves to create a ‘Second Line’ was crucial in the First World War; leaders today should take inspiration.
From working with Lithuania to enable gas pipelines, to relaxing visas for Belarusians, there’s much we can do to put pressure on Lukashenko’s regime.
Johnson – at a stroke, a bigger player in foreign affairs, because of his larger majority. But what does he want to do?
The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
It now the main issue blocking a negotiated agreement – thus risking a No Deal and potentially a harder Irish border. In short, it risks triggering the very thing it is supposed to avoid.
A customs union 2) Simon Clarke – As a convinced Brexiteer, and an optimist about Britain, I see that joining one would lock us into decline
We shouldn’t be glued as a vassal state to a declining European market.
Henry Newman: Yes, we have proposed a voluntary managed alignment in goods. But direct ECJ jurisdiction must end.
Either a new dispute resolution mechanism will be required, or the UK could dock into part of the EFTA court to resolve disputes over goods.
The EU’s draft document suggests broad agreement on most of what we want. And the three bones of contention are surmountable.
Which is to say, it’s not very high.
Yesterday I visited the island for the second time in four months, to offer the UK’s support.
Peter Franklin: The third urgent election issue on which the parties are silent. Defence and security – where’s the vision?
The silence can be attributed to three key factors: Firstly, a lack of inspiration. Second, a lack of agreement. Third, a lack of money.