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European Commission estimates of the drop in GDP in 2020.
August 4, 2020
Last Thursday, commentators and analysts alike were startled when the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Gross Domestic Product...
Inaugural European Graduate Fellows Conference Journal cover image
August 4, 2020
We are delighted to announce the publication of the journal of conference proceedings from the Inaugural European Studies Graduate Fellows Conference, “Europe In Flux”. The...
David Frost and Michel Barnier at the start of the UK-EU negotiation, Brussels, March 2020.
July 24, 2020
Mindful that the clock continues to tick, second by second, toward midnight on Dec. 31, when the UK will leave the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union, with or without an...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel after Tuesday’s agreement on recovery plan and MFF.
July 22, 2020
On Friday, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the 27 EU member states, convened in Brussels for what was intended to be a two-day meeting to consider,...
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and German Chancellor Angela Merkel after discussing the recovery plan in Berlin on July 9.
July 15, 2020
After a busy week that featured another round in the EU-UK negotiation of their future relationship, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s address to the European Parliament...
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, speaking after last week’s round in the EU-UK negotiation.
July 6, 2020
When the EU and UK concluded their fourth week-long round of negotiation of an agreement about their future relationship on June 5, it appeared the negotiation was stalemated...
Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin discussing the new Irish government Saturday after Martin’s election as Taoiseach.
June 29, 2020
In February, voters in Ireland went to the polls and gave Sinn Féin, for many years the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, a stunning victory. It won 24.5 percent...