Bursting the Bubble

Column: EU Disintegration

Articles published under EU Disintegration:

The Ghosts of Europe’s Past and the EU’s Struggle with Rising Populism

17 May 2017 | by Raluca Csernatoni

This year has marked six decades since the creation of the European integration project. However, what should have been a celebratory moment for the long effort to construct a solid European community turned out to be a more cautious affair, especially after the Brexit backlash. Less than a century ago, Edmund Husserl’s warning words about […]

The Brexit Task Force: Who’s Who and When to Pay Attention

29 March 2017 | by Ed Gavaghan

The long-awaited Brexit negotiations can finally commence between the UK and EU. Although much has been written about the activities here in the UK as the DexEU team gets up and running – despite the staff shortage recently reported – only limited comment has been focused on the EU’s Brexit Task Force. This week, both the […]

Can we fight fire with fire when it comes to populism?

6 March 2017 | by Natasha Marie Levanti

Populism has undoubtedly enjoyed a good year in 2016. Emboldened by the successes of Vote Leave and Donald Trump, the trend could continue in 2017, with elections in the Netherlands and France the most immediate litmus tests. Lots of ink, analogue and digital, has been spilled over how the opposite camp (call it progressives, liberals, […]

Brexit: Should Visegrád countries fight for free movement of workers?

3 March 2017 | by Frank Markovic

Central and Eastern European states are faced with a demographic crisis that has a potential to seriously undermine the region’s geopolitical strength and economic prosperity. Aging population, underpinned by the mass emigration and brain drain are a nightmare in waiting and an economic time bomb in disguise. Surprising as it may be, the upcoming Brexit […]

MEP Richard Sulik on Trump, Migrant Crisis and Islam. What are Europe’s Challenges and how to tackle them?

25 November 2016 | by Frank Markovic

Richard Sulik is a leader of Slovakia’s liberal party SaS (strana Sloboda a Solidarita). He is a former President of the country’s Parliament and since 2014 he has been elected a Member of the European Parliament. He is affiliated with and sits within the European Conservatives and Reformists faction. As leader of Slovakia’s opposition he […]