Behind Black Lives Matter Sits the Ghosts of Apartheid

More than sixty years ago, the Selma Race Riots in Alabama shone a spotlight on appalling racial inequality across the US and in other Western countries. It is a damning indictment of our times that, more than six decades later,…

On Brussels: Europe Reopens, and Agonises over Israel

Find Luke‘s other articless On Brussels here. Europe is reopening. The world’s largest common market and borderless travel area is starting to return to pre-Covid times. There are hopes that the summer tourist trade could yet recover, kick-starting the economic…

Covid-19 in Europe: Successes and Failures

Across most of the continent, the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have passed. What began with a single confirmed, imported case in France on 24 January soon spiralled out of control. By mid-March, the border control-free Schengen Area…

On Brussels: The Unlocking Dilemma – Will the EU Get It Right?

Find Luke’s other articles On Brussels here. Over the past few weeks, a stark home truth has been laid bare across Europe: the Covid-19 pandemic is a public health issue with economic consequences — and it is an economic issue…

On Brussels: a Bigger Problem than Brexit

Over the past few weeks, the response to COVID-19 has gone from being an internationally coordinated effort, to a series of largely domestic political and socio-economic issues. Ending the lockdown in Denmark is now very much a Danish issue, salvaging…

Sweden: a Unique Approach to COVID-19 – or a Country in Denial?

Sweden is the Nordic country worst-hit by the COVID-19 virus. As of 14 April, Sweden has 10,948 confirmed cases, which have resulted in 919 deaths. Sweden’s neighbours – particularly Denmark – have repeatedly accused the Swedish government – led by…

On Brussels: A Tricky Response to Another Crisis

On 31 January 2020, the UK left the EU – bringing the tumultuous three-and-a-half year process to an end. As the EU prepared to begin negotiating a new UK-EU trade deal, it was also hoping for a period of recalibration.…

Brexit Update: Post-Brexit Realities Begin to Bite

After years of debate, negotiations and impasse, Britain will leave the EU this Friday, the 31st January 2020. This will be the final Brupdate before Brexit Day. In Britain, a strange calm seems to have descended since December’s general election.…

Brexit Update: The Election That Changed Everything

It was the Russian radical activist Emma Goldman who once said, “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal” – she could not have been more wrong. Britain’s vote to leave the EU on 23rd June 2016 changed everything. One…