Bursting the Bubble

Monthly Archives: August 2016

Which way for the UK? The political economy of ‘After-Brexit’

18 August 2016 | by

What is next? Post-industrial areas – particularly in Wales and Northern Ireland – benefit significantly from EU structural funds, and their governments will continue to advocate on their behalf. But these funds aside, who will speak in the Brexit negotiations for the interests of those people who have just voted to leave? When Britain’s fiscal […]

A new EU Security Strategy: towards a militarised Europe?

16 August 2016 | by

“Europe has never been so prosperous, so secure nor so free”. It was 2003 and those were the words introducing the self-congratulatory EU Security Strategy that set the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) guidelines for the next 13 years. The former High Representative (HR), Javier Solana, drafted it to tackle indirect and external threats, […]