Hugo Brady

National politicians should keep an open mind over proposals to create a European Public Prosecutor’s Office

National parliaments in several European countries have voiced opposition against proposals to create a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). Hugo Brady provides an overview of what an EPPO would entail, and assesses the extent to which it would help tackle the misuse of EU funds. He argues that those who are sceptical about the proposals should keep an open mind […]

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It’s time for European governments to embrace a real reform agenda for the EU

David Cameron has announced his intention to renegotiate Britain’s membership of the European Union ahead of an ‘in/out’ referendum in 2017. Hugo Brady writes that rather than attempting to negotiate the re-nationalisation of EU powers to Westminster, he and other European leaders should consider some practical, feasible reforms that the Union can begin to implement immediately. Outlining a series of […]

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Opting out of EU police and justice co-operation may be an ‘own goal’ for David Cameron

After 2014 the European Court of Justice will be given new powers over how police, prosecutors and courts across the EU co-operate. The UK Prime Minister David Cameron recently announced that this will be used as an opportunity for the country to opt-out of a raft of these cooperation agreements. Hugo Brady argues that the UK’s strategy of opting out […]

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A fifteen-year political union with a 2029 expiry date could prevent the collapse of the Euro and offer a ‘New Deal’ for Europe

The Eurozone financial crisis has shaken the EU to its core and threatens to destroy the great achievements of European integration of past decades. Yet, European leaders are stuck; they are unable to proceed with further political or economic integration without risking the wrath of their country’s voters. Hugo Brady proposes a temporary political union for the Eurozone, beginning in 2014, […]

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