Why the EU should say ‘no’ to Tory blackmail

The UK Prime Minister last weekend opened the door to a possible referendum on the UK’s relationship with the EU.  POLSIS’s David Toke argues that from a progressive perspective, it would be better for the UK to leave the EU altogether than for it to undermine the democratic basis of the Union by renegotiating its … Continue reading “Why the EU should say ‘no’ to Tory blackmail”

Libya’s Arab Spring: What lessons for the EU?

While EU member states took leading roles the NATO operation in Libya, the role of the EU itself was limited largely to the provision of humanitarian assistance.  Despite a positive track record in crisis management missions and operations on three continents, the EU’s capacity to effect positive change in its southern neighbourhood remains in doubt, writes POLSIS’s … Continue reading “Libya’s Arab Spring: What lessons for the EU?”