The Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP) was agreed between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) in 2019 as the complex mechanism meant to regulate the new border between the two blocs, known as the ‘Irish Sea border’.
The West must find the seemingly elusive balance between punishment of Lukashenko and protection of the people. If possible, there is a chance for a democratic Belarus. But should the sanctions misfire, it is difficult to see things changing for most Belarussians
Is the issuing of the join debt instrument ‘Eurobonds’ merely a mirage for political unity within the Eurozone? Suchin I argues that not only will increasing inter-state tension and underlying euroscepticism eventually result in issuance becoming unviable, but that it further empowers populist parties across the continent. Link in bio.
Amidst a ranging pandemic and looming economic downturn, the EU has designed a much-needed recovery package as part of its 2021 budget. However, conflict over rule of law led to a crisis in which Hungary and Poland vetoed the budget. Capucine explores the ominous underlying question that this crisis reflects and that the EU will eventually have to face: how to manage contrasting understandings of democracy within the union, when it is itself built upon the unifying concept of liberal democracy and the rule of law?
While the COVID-19 pandemic may have dominated media coverage and political discussion in recent months, the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU remains a prevalent issue that needs addressing. The author discusses how a no-deal Brexit would impact the UK, arguing that the government ‘should do all they can to ensure they meet the October 31st deadline – or beg for an extension’.