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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Living alongside

Sally Foster-Fulton looks at the difference between ‘living alongside’ and ‘living with’ – between those who share your space and those you share yourself with.

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A part of the main?

Drawing on Christian Aid’s post war history, Loretta Minghella argues that the challenges facing Europe today underline the importance of the EU’s foundational values.

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Postcard from Helsinki

Tuomas Mäkipää – an Anglican priest based in Helsinki – reflects on Finland’s stormy European history and Finnish attitudes to Brexit.

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Has Europe outlived its usefulness?

Paula Yates refutes the suggestion that we should allow the EU to quietly decay?

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Europe’s past invades the present

Francis Campbell shows that despite the EU’s evident successes, the asymmetry in memories across EU member states remains a source of division and tension.

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A Dutch view on Britain’s EU referendum

Joost Röselaers, Minister of the Dutch Church in London, argues that Britain shouldn’t leave the EU but rather work with others to reshape it.

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Episcopal reflections on the EU Referendum Bill

Yesterday in the House of Lords, the EU Referendum Bill received its Second Reading. For those not familiar with parliamentary procedure a Second Reading is the first opportunity to debate the main principles of a Parliamentary Bill and to flag up any concerns or specific areas where parliamentarians think amendments (changes) are needed. Perhaps not […]

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A Eurosceptic’s guide to the referendum

Gerry O’Brien applies a eurosceptic’s lens to the forthcoming referendum on UK membership of the EU and questions whether the referendum will be fair.

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Citizenship without belonging in Europe

Philip Giddings explores what it means to be European and whether mobility is enough to develop a shared sense of belonging?

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Postcard from Rīga

Jana Jēruma-Grīnberga’s postcard from Riga suggests that even if the idea of the EU’s post war narrative as a beacon of peace and stability is loosing traction in the UK it continues to hold sway in post-Soviet Latvia.

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