Why the EU-Mercosur Deal is so Important for Free Trade

When you think about free trade: what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it the recent news on trade wars or the liberal idea of free trade policy? What do you picture: a world of protectionism,…

No EU Passport? Pas de Problème!

In wealthier, more financially-minded circles, the problems presented by international borders and resultant visas have been negated, transforming citizenship into a free market commodity. In much the same way that American healthcare and British rail services are administered, citizenship is…

Brexit Paralysis: What Happens Next?

Brexit is being consumed by its own clichés. Freedom of Movement must end! cries Theresa May. Yet the Brexit-Ultras are outraged that doing so is reciprocal. We want control of our own laws and money! cries Theresa May. Yet some…

Germany: From Climate Leader to Brakeman

This article is the second in a series by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. An introduction to the series can be found here. The Federal Republic of Germany is a parliamentary republic located…

US and Europe: A relationship in peril?

A lack of other options will guarantee the survival of the transatlantic relationship The European-American relationship has seen better days. Over the last weeks, the war of words between Europe and the US has escalated. This raises the question where…

Implementers Meeting on UN Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security

In Brussels on 23-24th May 70 young peacebuilders from 56 countries across Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean came together to discuss steps the EU should take for the implementation of UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. The resolution…

Brexit: How the EU and UK Misunderstand Each Other

The difficulty of the Brexit negotiations arises mainly from misunderstandings on both sides. However, with the UK becoming significantly more realistic, the possibility of no deal is no longer at stake. Recently, the Brexit negotiations have seen major progress. The…

London Based EU Agencies to Relocate to Paris and Amsterdam

One of the many implications of Brexit is that, before the UK leaves the union, the headquarters of EU regulatory bodies that are currently based in Britain will have to relocate to a remaining country. Organisation like the European Banking…