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    Five minutes with Gideon Skinner: “The trend in the polling is clearly toward support for the UK staying in the EU”

Five minutes with Gideon Skinner: “The trend in the polling is clearly toward support for the UK staying in the EU”

What can the polling tell us about the likely result in the UK’s referendum on EU membership? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Gideon Skinner, Head of Political Research at Ipsos MORI, discusses the recent trends in British public opinion, the potential for David Cameron’s intended renegotiation to shape the outcome, and why despite current support for […]

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    Five minutes with Peter Parycek: “Data and artificial intelligence are areas where we’ll see big changes to the way democracy works”

Five minutes with Peter Parycek: “Data and artificial intelligence are areas where we’ll see big changes to the way democracy works”

Do digital technologies have the potential to completely transform our systems of politics and government, and if so to what extent? One of the people at the forefront of answering this question is Peter Parycek, the Chair of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2015, and Head of the Centre for E-Governance at Danube University, Krems. Democratic Audit’s […]

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    Five minutes with Barry Eichengreen: “We are a matter of weeks away from a Greek default unless a deal can be reached”

Five minutes with Barry Eichengreen: “We are a matter of weeks away from a Greek default unless a deal can be reached”

With no agreement yet reached between Greece and its creditors, there are doubts over whether the country will be able to make a scheduled debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund in early June. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Barry Eichengreen discusses whether a compromise is still possible, what a default would mean for the country, […]

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    Five minutes with Alan Sked: “I think UKIP’s campaign was dreadful”

Five minutes with Alan Sked: “I think UKIP’s campaign was dreadful”

UKIP received 12.6 per cent of the vote, but only one seat in the UK’s general election. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Alan Sked, the founder and former leader of UKIP, discusses his views on the party’s campaign and his thoughts on the upcoming referendum on the UK’s EU membership.

UKIP ended up winning one seat in […]

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    Five minutes with Konstantin von Eggert and Nikolay Petrov: “If the West backs Putin into a corner, nothing can be excluded”

Five minutes with Konstantin von Eggert and Nikolay Petrov: “If the West backs Putin into a corner, nothing can be excluded”

To what extent have Russia’s actions in Ukraine reflected Vladimir Putin’s domestic political situation? In an interview with EUROPP’s Stuart Brown and LSEE’s Tena Prelec, Konstantin von Eggert and Nikolay Petrov discuss the domestic side to Russia’s foreign policy, what a Russia without Putin would look like, and why the West should avoid backing Putin into a corner over […]

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    Five minutes with Bekim Çollaku: “Greece and Romania could soon recognise Kosovo”

Five minutes with Bekim Çollaku: “Greece and Romania could soon recognise Kosovo”

Five EU states still refuse to recognise Kosovo as an independent state, but progress has nevertheless been made in efforts to normalise relations between Serbia and Kosovo through EU-supported talks. In an interview with Tena Prelec, Bekim Çollaku, Kosovo’s Minister of European Integration, discusses the recognition issue, high levels of migration into the Schengen Area from people in Kosovo, […]

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