Anthony Salamone

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    Why it matters if the European Commission ends up leading the Brexit negotiations

Why it matters if the European Commission ends up leading the Brexit negotiations

The question of which EU institution will lead the UK’s exit negotiations has important implications for how the talks will unfold, writes Anthony Salamone. He argues that, while the negotiations will have both ‘internal’ and ‘external’ dimensions, delegating the detail to the Commission seems the direction of travel at present, which could make Brexit more challenging for the UK […]

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    The UK government must urgently overhaul its EU engagement strategy

The UK government must urgently overhaul its EU engagement strategy

Britain has suffered a number of setbacks in Europe of late, from the passage of financial services regulation it opposed to the recent selection of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next European Commission President. Anthony Salamone argues that the UK’s current approach to the European Union is part of the problem. He suggests the government must develop a new comprehensive […]

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    The European Council should not feel obliged to choose any of the leading candidates as President of the European Commission

The European Council should not feel obliged to choose any of the leading candidates as President of the European Commission

This year’s European Parliament election has been noteworthy both for the rise of Euroscepticism and the introduction of leading candidates for European Commission president put forward by some of the European political parties. Anthony Salamone argues that the European Council should freely choose its own nominee for Commission president in cooperation with the Parliament, rather than automatically selecting the […]

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Germany’s drive for Eurozone political union underlines the inadequacy of culture-based conceptions of integration

Throughout the economic and financial crisis, Germany has stood by the euro, contributing the most to the EU’s bailout programmes. At the same time, the country has continued its gradual rise to power. Anthony Salamone argues that Germany’s insistence on providing financial assistance on condition of political union in the Eurozone illustrates that European integration remains a question of states’ […]

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