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Category Archives: European Union

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February 1, 2018

All Carrot, No Stick: the EU’s Schengen criteria is encouraging the wrong kind of crackdown

On 1st January 2018, Bulgaria assumed the presidency of the European Council, a post it will hold until 30th June this year. Over the same period in 2019, the post will be held by Romania. That these two countries are …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage
January 22, 2018

David Davies: Now that we’re leaving the EU, we must also quit the European Arrest Warrant

David Davies is Chair of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, and is MP for Monmouth.
A nation which has no control over who crosses its borders is not a free nation in any sense of the word. Many, perhaps most, of …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 26, 2017

Europe in 2030: four alternative futures

Europe’s future is not what it used to be. Ever since the global financial crisis broke out nearly a decade ago, Europe has been hit by one crisis after another. There has been a debt crisis, an economic crisis, an …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 21, 2017

Un Ejército “incapaz”: nadie habla de la Defensa de UK y es clave para el Brexit

Con el Brexit, el Reino Unido ha prometido convertirse en un “país global”. Sin embargo, en materia de Defensa, su salida de la UE coincide con un momento de preocupante decadencia de las Fuerzas Armadas británicas. La posibilidad de acometer más recortes tiene …

Posted in Defence, European Union, News Coverage
December 13, 2017

What the European Union owes the United Kingdom

Read the full policy briefing here
A policy briefing by The Henry Jackson Society – What the European Union owes the United Kingdom – highlights how European defence is substantially dependent upon the United Kingdom’s financial contributions.
Countries on the European mainland …

Posted in Defence, European Union, Publication, Spotlight, United Kingdom
November 14, 2017

Analysis: Why Europe’s post-Brexit defence club will be more paper tiger than EU army

Some 23 EU member states, led by France and Germany, have signed up to an ambitious EU-wide defence co-operation plan which they hope will create a European defence identity after Brexit.
But what is this new defence union in reality? Is it the …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage, United Kingdom
October 23, 2017

Dr Julia Rushchenko on France 24 discussing EU migration policies

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, European Union
October 18, 2017

Judy Asks: Does May Need Merkel for a Brexit Deal?

A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

James Rogers, Director of the Global Britain Program at the Henry Jackson Society
What a strange question! A better …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage, United Kingdom
November 28, 2016

‘Quitaly’ could cause collapse of crumbling EU empire if Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement kicks Italy’s PM into touch

Originally posted by The Sun
WHEN people debate the UK and EU they always ignore one thing.
Britain may be on a journey after Brexit but so is the EU. In fact it is the EU’s journey that looks the more dangerous.
Even …

Posted in Europe, European Union, Opinion Editorial
October 26, 2016

Dr Alan Mendoza with BBC Free Thinking Discussing Early Modern Writer Hakluyt and Britain’s Role

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, European Union, Global, United Kingdom
October 19, 2016

What happens if Islamic State flees Iraq?

Originally published by The Week
The EU’s security commissioner has warned of the threat to Europe posed by Islamic State militants fleeing Mosul.

Kyle Orton, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, believes the group is deliberately giving up its caliphate.

Read full …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Defence, Europe, European Union, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
October 18, 2016

Event: ‘The Euro and the Battle of Ideas’

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Tuesday 18th October 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKERS: Markus Brunnermeier and Harold James, co-authors, The Euro and the Battle of Ideas
To attend please visit: http://bit.ly/2e3L7Z0
#HJSevents
Why is Europe’s great monetary …

Posted in European Union, Event, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
September 14, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Europe in Crisis – a Shattered Haven’

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Posted in CRT Event, Europe, European Union, Event Transcript, Extremism, Far-Right, France, ISIS, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 12, 2016

Britain To Build Border Wall To Fight Illegal Immigration

The UK. government is set to construct and pay for a wall along a roadside barrier in the port of Calais, France. The roadside wall has been blasted by critics for closely resembling the U.S.-Mexico border wall proposed by Republican …

Posted in Europe, European Union, France, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Trump Wants Border Wall, but Britain Is Building One in France

Donald Trump wants to build a “big, beautiful wall” to stop illegal immigrants — but Britain and other European nations are already doing it.
The U.K. government has announced plans to begin constructing a 13-foot concrete roadside barrier at the French …

Posted in Defence, Europe, European Union, Human Rights, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 7, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Europe in Crisis – a Shattered Haven’

By Patrick Benjamin
On 6th September, by the kind invitation of Matthew Offord MP, the Henry Jackson Society held a film screening of the recently released documentary ‘Europe in Crisis – A Shattered Haven’. The film looked at rising European extremism, …

Posted in CRT Event, Europe, European Union, Event Summaries, Extremism, Far-Right, France, Hamas, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
August 2, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘The Aftermath of Brexit: Could the EU and UK both die?’

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Posted in European Union, Event Transcript
July 13, 2016

Why Putin Loves Brexit

This Article Originally Appeared in The New York Times
Britain’s referendum decision last month to leave the European Union has plunged Europe into crisis. There will be institutional and political upheaval for years to come while the terms of Britain’s knotty disentanglement …

Posted in European Union, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, Russia
July 12, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Aftermath of Brexit: Could the EU and UK both die?’

By Ruta Valaityte
By the kind invitation of Bob Stewart MP and the Hexagon Institute on the 12th of July the Henry Jackson Society hosted an event with Bernard-Henri Lévy. Bernard-Henri Levy, in France referred to as simply BHL, is a …

Posted in Europe, European Union, Event Summaries, United Kingdom

Event: ‘The Aftermath of Brexit: Could the EU and UK both die?’

TIME: 12:30-13:30, Tuesday 12th July 2016
VENUE: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Bridge Street London, SW1A 2LW
SPEAKER: Bernard–Henri Lévy, Philosopher, Journalist and Writer
For a summary of this event click here
#HJSevents
On the 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European …

Posted in Europe, European Union, Event, United Kingdom, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
July 4, 2016

Alan Mendoza on VoA talking about geopolitical implications of brexit

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Europe, European Union, United Kingdom
June 30, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Aftermath of the UK Referendum’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Wednesday 29th June 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower,
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Giles Merritt, Author of Slippery Slope- Europe’s Troubled Future &
Founder and Secretary General at Friends of Europe
For a full transcript of this event click here
By …

Posted in Europe, European Union, Event Summaries, United Kingdom
June 24, 2016

It is best not just for Britain but for the EU that we part ways

Originally published in The Spectator
A few thoughts on today’s events.
First – it wasn’t working. With each year it was becoming more and more obvious that Britain and the EU wanted different things. Many (though not all) continental countries seem happy …

Posted in European Union, Opinion Editorial
June 15, 2016

British exit could mean end of EU

Does the West still exist? And do we need it?
Those are questions many British citizens are asking as their country prepares for a June 23 referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union.
Or to put it another way, …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage
June 6, 2016

Exit Britain?

Originally published in The National Review
For at least a quarter of a century, there was no greater bore in British politics than the Eurobore, who warned against Britain’s loss of sovereignty to Brussels. From the moment the House of Commons …

Posted in European Union, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
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