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A Return to Pragmatism? Lord Hill announced as UK Commissioner Designate

17 July 2014 | by

British Prime Minister David Cameron has just announced Jonathan Hopkin Hill, Baron Hill of Oareford (ergo Lord Hill) as the British Commissioner designate. This nomination may prove to be the most important in UK-EU relations, and indeed in the history of the College of Commissioners, given the ever-more precarious position of the UK within the […]

Merkel in London – A Lesson in Eurorealism

17 March 2014 | by

On 27 February 2014, Angela Merkel addressed both Houses of the British Parliament before taking tea with the Queen. The visit dominated headlines in the UK, most notably The Daily Mail which ran the headline “Merkel to back PM’s bid for a new EU deal.” In the aftermath of the visit, The Telegraph declared “Angela […]