• Poland – What Direction for Europe’s Enfant Terrible?

    A conservative government is enjoying for the first time in Polish modern democracy an unequivocal mandate to govern alone, supported by a loyal president. But the first 150 days have prompted a wave of concern about developments in Warsaw. The ruling Law and Justice party is complex: socially conservative but left-leaning on economics. It all…

  • Strasbourg Diary #3 – 2016: Time For Action

    Anyone that lives and breathes the Brussels bubble will be all too familiar with the enduring phrase, “2016: the EU year of delivery.” It’s the year we’ve all been waiting for. The year of legislative action with proposals expected on heavyweight topics e.g. review of the Telecoms regulation and the EU gas package. 2015 ended…

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