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Category Archives: European Union

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June 3, 2016

European Union Declares War on Internet Free Speech

The European Union (EU), in partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft, has unveiled a “code of conduct” to combat the spread of “illegal hate speech” online in Europe.
Proponents of the initiative argue that in the aftermath of the recent …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage
June 2, 2016

After a Brexit, Could Poland and Austria Be Next?

LONDON—
When Poland’s right-wing Prime Minister Beata Szydlo swept to an election victory late last year, one of the first things her government did was remove the blue European Union flag from the backdrop of her news conferences, and leave only …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage, Poland
May 31, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Britain’s Europe – A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation’

by Jonathan Rubra
On the 31st of May, Professor Brendan Simms of the University of Cambridge gave a talk titled ‘Britain’s Europe – A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation’. The talk was chaired by Dr Andrew Foxall and hosted by Lord …

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

Event: ‘Britain’s Europe – A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Tuesday 31st May 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 1, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
SPEAKER: Professor Brendan Simms, President, The Henry Jackson Society & Professor of History of European International Relations, University of Cambridge
For a transcript of this event click here
Today, …

Posted in Europe, European Union, Event, United Kingdom
May 25, 2016

EU must not kowtow to Turkish ‘blackmail’

LONDON – 25/05/2016
The Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society, Dr Alan Mendoza, has warned that the EU must not be seen to buckle under Turkish demands over a deal to tackle the ongoing Mediterranean migrant crisis.
Turkey has said it …

Posted in European Union, Press Release, Turkey

Event Summary: ‘Towards an Imperfect Union: A Conservative Case for the EU?’

by Hugh Coates
On the 25th May, Dalibor Rohac, author of ‘Towards an Imperfect Union: A Conservative Case for the EU’, and Conservative MP for Shipley, Philip Davis, took part in a timely debate on Britain’s position in Europe and what, if …

Posted in European Union, Event Summaries, Spotlight

Event Transcript: ‘Towards an Imperfect Union: A Conservative Case for the EU?’

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Posted in European Union, Event Transcript
May 20, 2016

Event Summary: ‘European Governments and the BDS Wars: Public Opposition, Private Support?’

By Hugh Coates
On the 19th May, Professor Gerald Steinberg, Founder and President of NGO Monitor, delivered a talk on the current Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) campaign against Israel. The event panel also included Douglas Murray, Associate Director of the …

Posted in European Union, Event Summaries, Israel/Palestine, Spotlight
May 7, 2016

How Recep Erdogan became the most powerful man in Europe

Originally published in The Spectator.
Is Turkey part of Europe? For most of our civilisation’s history, to have even asked such a question would have been to invite derision. The Ottomans were kept out of Europe not by some early-onset prejudice, but …

Posted in European Union, Germany, Opinion Editorial, Turkey
April 23, 2016

The US Perspective on Brexit: Dr Alan Mendoza on Al Jazeera

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, European Union, United Kingdom, United States
April 22, 2016

Should Obama Comment on Brexit? Douglas Murray on BBC News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, European Union, United Kingdom, United States

Obama Weighs in on the EU Referendum: Douglas Murray on BBC World Service

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, European Union, United Kingdom, United States
April 21, 2016

Obama’s Comments on The EU: Douglas Murray on Sky News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, European Union, Media, United Kingdom, United States
April 7, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Belarusian Amerikanka or Elections Under Dictatorship’

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Posted in Democracy & Development, European Union, Event Transcript
March 9, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Brexit: Unification or Disintegration’

by Jonathan Rubra
On the 9th of March, Dr Jochen Bittner, Political Editor of Die Zeit and Douglas Murray, Associate Director of The Henry Jackson Society, delivered a debate on ‘Brexit: Unification or Disintegration’. The event was chaired by Dr Alan …

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

Event Transcript: ‘Brexit: Unification or Disintegration?’

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Posted in European Union, Event Transcript, United Kingdom

Event: ‘Brexit: Unification or Disintegration?’

Brexit: Unification or Disintegration?

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Wednesday 9th March 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 10, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER:  Dr Jochen Bittner, Political Editor, Die Zeit
RESPONDENT: Douglas Murray, Associate Director, The Henry Jackson Society
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
With the announcement of …

Posted in Europe, European Union, Event, United Kingdom
March 1, 2016

EU’s Immigration Impact: Douglas Murray on Sky News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, European Union
February 23, 2016

Event: ‘Ukraine and the EU: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Closer Political Relationship’

Ukraine and the EU: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Closer Political Relationship

TIME: 14:00 – 15:00, Tuesday 23rd February 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 21, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: Serhiy Leshchenko, Viktoria Ptashnyk, Alex Ryabchyn, Ostap Semerak, Alyona Shkrum – Ukrainian Parliamentary Delegation
To …

Posted in European Union, Event, Ukraine
January 19, 2016

Event: What the Ukraine Crisis Reveals About the West

TIME: 18:00 – 19:00, Tuesday 19th January 2016
VENUE: Floor 26, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk,
Associate Professor, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine
 
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org

#HJSEvents 
The crisis in Ukraine, beginning in late 2013, brought the world to the …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Europe, European Union, Event, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight, Ukraine, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 20, 2015

France’s civil war — and the struggle facing Europe

Originally published in The Spectator
In the wake of the massacre in Paris, President François Hollande said that France was ‘at war’ — and that it must be fought both inside his country and outside in the Middle East. As the …

Posted in European Union, Extremism, France, ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
November 19, 2015

France’s perpetual battle against terrorism

Originally published in Foreign Affairs
Last Friday night’s simultaneous terror attacks on Paris served as a stark reminder of the threat the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as ISIS) poses to the West. At present, 132 are confirmed to be dead, …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Defence, European Union, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
November 17, 2015

Why Europe needs to control its borders: Douglas Murray on BBC Scotland

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, European Union, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Paris attacks put dagger through the heart of liberal Europe

Originally published in The Telegraph

The Paris attacks that killed at least 128 people on Saturday night will put renewed pressure on Europe Schengen agreement and threaten the “very essence” of the European way of life, as far-right parties seek to …

Posted in European Union, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
November 16, 2015

Paris terror attacks: Europe must confront failed immigration

Originally published in The Telegraph
The body-count in Paris currently stands at 128, with another 100 severely wounded. But it is a mark of twenty-first century Europe that none of this is surprising.

The suicide bombers at a football stadium, the hostage-taking …

Posted in European Union, ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
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