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In the news
One of Europe’s most powerful jobs is up for grabs. It’s a bad sign for the E.U. that no one’s paying attention
The Washington Post quotes Giles Merritt, founder and chairman of Friends of Europe, on the upcoming election of the President of the European Parliament.
Sturgeon rules out Scottish independence vote in 2017
Financial Times quotes Kirsty Hughes, Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, on the possible pressure on Ms. Sturgeon to give a definitive decision on a second referendum.
Calm urged in the face of new US administration
China Daily quotes advice from Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, to Beijing on its relations with the Trump administration.
По-защитена ли е Европа и докъде стигна идеята за обща отбранителна политика
Radio Bulgaria interviewed Giles Merritt, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe, on the future of European defence.
Sturgeon calls for changes to let Scotland stay in single market
The Financial Times quotes Kirsty Hughes, Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, on the options Ms. Sturgeon has after the Brexit vote.
EU expansion project is over as bosses admit most citizens are against more joining bloc
The Daily Express quotes Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on the unlikelihood of EU enlargement in the near future.
The retirement of the migrant crisis
Euroscope interviewed Giles Merritt, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe, on Europe’s demographic crisis.
The Heat: China’s Market Economy
CCTV America interviewed Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on the decision by the US, EU and Japan to refuse China market economy status.
Etats-Unis/Royaume-Uni, l’illusion d’un accord
L’AGEFI Hebdo quotes Giles Merritt, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe, on the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Nicola Sturgeon faces dilemma over anti-Brexit push
The Financial Times mentions Dr Kirsty Hughes‘, Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, new discussion paper: Scotland’s choice: Brexit with the UK, independence, or a special deal?
Votos de domingo em Itália e Áustria podem criar efeito dominó na Europa – analista
The Portuguese news agency Lusa quotes Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on the Italian referendum and the Austrian elections.