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Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 27.11.16 in Democracy, News
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The time-bomb has been laid by Italy’s young, reformist prime minister, Matteo Renzi. The potential trigger is the referendum he has called for December 4th on reforms to the country’s constitution. The explosive content is that his fiercest and strongest opposition, the Five Star Movement, is also young, reformist, and wants a referendum held on Italy’s […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 14.11.16 in Brexit, Openness
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It is always useful in politics to define your enemies carefully and clearly. The public – and your own Cabinet – can learn as much from a clear definition of what you are against as from any efforts to outline a positive narrative. The implication of wishing to be “the strongest global advocate for free […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 09.11.16 in News
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Muddling through, the constant refrain of the complacent, must be rejected, wholeheartedly. To rely on gradualism, incremental reforms, kicking cans down the road, is to make collapse ever likelier. Just as after the Brexit referendum on June 23rd, the happiest people on the European continent now will be President Vladimir Putin and Marine Le Pen. […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 21.10.16 in Brexit
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If she wants it to be smooth for business as well as government, let us hope she paid close attention to a paper presented earlier this week to her cabinet’s Brexit committee that, according to the Guardian, outlined the distinctly un-smooth consequences if Britain decides to leave the EU’s customs union. One of the main arguments […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 27.06.16 in Brexit, News
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Dear Mr Tusk In our drama-documentary The Great European Disaster Movie, we warned that Europe was sleep-walking towards disaster. We take no pleasure at all in pointing out that much of what we foretold in the film is now coming true. The decision of the UK to leave the EU is not a scene from our […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 24.06.16 in Brexit, News, The Great European Disaster Movie
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The great European disaster is unfolding. We take no pleasure in seeing the nightmarish vision portrayed as fiction in The Great European Disaster Movie becoming fact. The message of that film and of our Wake Up Europe campaign is, however, more important than ever: that we must wake up all European citizens to fight to […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 24.06.16 in The Great European Disaster Movie
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The message of that film and of our Wake Up Europe campaign is, however, more important than ever: that we must wake up all European citizens to fight to defend the values that the European Union stands for – peace, openness, tolerance, equal human rights, solidarity. Those values are in danger. For the European Union […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 23.06.16 in Brexit
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First of all, according to Politico, a lot of European nations fear that Brexit would lead to calls for other popular votes in their respective countries. This is true for Sweden, with the “Eurosceptic Swedish Democrats party calling for a referendum on migration, which has been a controversial issue in the country. Many fear a Brexit could fuel their […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 22.06.16 in Brexit
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For this reason, they were right to expect an electoral campaign that would meet the gravity of what is at stake, with advocates of both Leave and Remain making an effort to inform voters. Both views are legitimate, and there is no shortage of arguments supporting each side. As for us, we would prefer a comfortable victory for Remain, […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 21.06.16 in Brexit, News
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A similar sentiment is rapidly emerging on the continent, with a growing sense that an important part of Europe’s own future is in the hands of a small fraction of its electorate. Europe’s fear is not only of a potential domino effect deriving from a Brexit vote, but of the loss of a powerful voice […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 18.06.16 in Brexit
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The General would have been particularly underwhelmed by Boris Johnson’s wavering on such a strategic issue as EU membership. He might have noted that were Boris already Prime Minister he might be campaigning for Britain to remain instead of leading the campaign to leave (aka the campaign to make Boris PM). Boris Johnson is a […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 18.06.16 in News
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In Europe, it is the cities that once again lead the way as places of radical innovation and democratic renewal – and provide answers to the challenges we face in our continent. Since the late Middle Ages, cities in Europe have played a crucial role as places of production, craft, artistic and cultural creation, as […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 17.06.16 in News
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As well as being a long-standing family friend, Nick had also worked with Jo Cox on campaigns to combat the fear and hatred that breeds so much violence in the world, and that sadly has also characterised the European referendum debate in the UK in the last few months. Jo’s family have set up a […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 17.06.16 in News, Openness
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Student associations, political organisations, young and old Europeans mobilised in eight different European countries (the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Hungary, Romania) to defend Schengen and free movement rights. Four frontiers were crossed, an event took place in the village of Schengen and many people participated in the social-media campaign launched by the organisation […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 13.06.16 in Brexit
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“Behind the scenes everyone is quaking at the thought of the ‘unthinkable’”, writes Thomas Mayer in Austrian daily Der Standard. According to the columnist, the EU is currently so unpopular in the UK that its top officials avoid to show up in Britain or to speak publicly in favor of Remain. As for the European governments it’s even […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 10.06.16 in Brexit, News
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Our challenge is to reconnect with disoriented and unsatisfied citizens to recast an influential Europe able to carry out a project for the future and hope for all; otherwise we will fade away. Without a new political momentum – designed with and for European citizens – we are facing the risk of a stronger rise […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 06.06.16 in News
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No politicians. No soundbites. No insults. Just interested people discussing important questions. One in five voters are still undecided about how to vote on 23 June, and now a series of free podcasts is available to help them make up their minds. EUTheJury is a unique venture, produced entirely by volunteers with a background as radio […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 06.06.16 in Brexit, News
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Answer: They have both just been hugged by a European citizen who is not British. The Hug a Brit (aka Please, Don’t Go UK!) campaign is asking European citizens in the UK and around the world to find a Brit, given him or her a hug, photograph the hug and post it on Facebook. The idea is to love-bomb […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 03.06.16 in Brexit
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More than three months after the EU referendum in the United Kingdom was announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron and less than a month before the British people give their verdict and after countless debates, speeches, articles and commentary, there can be no doubt that the Leave campaign has completely run out of steam. […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 03.06.16 in Brexit, Democracy
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Thirteen of the largest trade unions in the UK are calling for a remain vote in the referendum on EU membership. The 13 unions represent over four million workers – 70% of the affiliated membership of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) – and include the 4 largest unions: the Unite general union, the UNISON public […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 03.06.16 in Brexit
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This article has been written for many friends who have asked for a reasoned view of why I will vote Remain. This article, written for many friends who have asked for a reasoned view of why I will vote Remain, summarises a longer article which sets out the supporting arguments more fully. I include links to evidence […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 03.06.16 in Democracy
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Results in Cyprus’ general election showed the country’s ruling conservatives took the lead in Sunday’s general election, while a far-right party won its first seats in the legislature amid voter disillusionment after a 2013 financial meltdown. Results in Cyprus’ general election showed the country’s ruling conservatives took the lead in Sunday’s general election, while a […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 29.05.16 in Brexit, News
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The Another Europe campaign says that a vote for remain is not a vote for the “status quo”. The EU is in dire need of reform and democracy, and people across Europe need to come together to fight to change it. It also says that the EU remains the best place to fight global issues […]

Posted by: Daniel Pomlett on 27.05.16 in News, Resilience
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You can watch live streaming of the conference here: https://www.moas.eu  Annalisa Piras, maker of The Great European Disaster Movie and Wake Up Foundation Trustee will be attending the conference to speak about her new film Europe at Sea, currently in production. Speaking on arrival in Valetta, Malta, Annalisa Piras said: “Europe is facing not a crisis of […]

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