European Union


When regulation is not a dirty word

In a week of political brinkmanship regulations have become a thorny subject, but aligning regulations is a practical way to make relationships work, as is…



Universities fight McCarthyite witch hunt

A Conservative MP stands accused of compiling a ‘hit list’ of university professors who teach Brexit courses, reports Aban Contractor. Theresa May’s Government was today…


UK universities provide a £95bn economic boost

When it comes to annual turnover, universities have overtaken other large industries, including advertising and marketing, air and spacecraft manufacturing sectors, Aban Contractor reports. Universities…



Europe: two steps forward one step back

A slightly diminished Merkel could not have wished for anything better in her changed circumstances than an ambitious, reform-minded and determined French partner, Geoff Kitney…


Speed dating to spice up trade talks

Two courtiers – the EU and UK – are competing for Australia’s and New Zealand’s hand in a new trade relationship, Geoff Kitney writes. It…


Brexit means Brexit – and it hurts!

British negotiators in Brussels are missing the point and will never win a good deal. Why? Because the European Union is more about politics than…


Macron returns to reform

C’est la rentrée. It is the time when France sees the annual migration of its people returning from rural or maritime retreats to the great…