04.04.2016
Brexit for Beginners – The Who, What, and Why of the British EU Referendum

Back in January 2013, David Cameron promised the British people a referendum on the European Union on the condition that the Conservatives would win the next election. What was once a fleeting promise has now become a reality and British voters have a choice to make – Brexit or Bremain?

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30.03.2016
The Dutch-Ukraine Referendum: Between Apathy and Antipathy

The Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement is a matter of days away. Despite the best efforts of campaigners, the electorate has remained largely apathetic. Now we ask: why is a referendum being organised on a topic which apparently does not interest voters; and further to this, what will its outcome mean for Europe?

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11.03.2016
Green Election Breakthrough in Ireland

The Irish Greens are back in the Dail (the Irish national parliament).

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01.09.2015
For a Europe that unites, rather than divides people

The idea of a European Community, based on a promise of shared peace and prosperity, was dealt a strong blow this summer, in a way that we couldn’t have expected even months before.

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08.09.2014
Green, left, growing – lessons from the Greens in England and Wales

‘Neither left nor right, but forward’ has been a semi-official motto of many Green Parties across Europe since their inception in the 1960s and ‘70s. But as the Green Party of England & Wales’ (GPEW) Autumn Conference drew to a close this weekend, the party appears to be maintaining or indeed continuing its leftward drive. The implications could be interesting both for Britain and for Green Parties elsewhere.

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01.08.2014
Alterfederalism as a Way of Rethinking the Crisis of Europe

Do we really want more Europe, integration and solidarity? Or should we perhaps first ask exactly what ‘more Europe, integration and solidarity’ should look like? The results of the European elections in Poland show that ‘old federalism’ is retreating.

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01.08.2014
A Foundation for the Green Democratic Recovery

The European Elections, held in tandem with local elections, proved to be a turning point for the Irish Greens. It was a real comeback at local level, particularly in Dublin, and came desperately close to electing an MEP. Green Foundation Ireland (GFI) has played a real part in this recovery.

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01.05.2014
Political Ecology is a Martial Art

Greens are impatient people. The sentiment of urgency has been fuelling their calls for radical change over the past four decades.

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27.03.2014
The Spectre of Nationalism: on European Illusions

There are parallels between the Europe of 1914 and that of 2014. Today’s divisions are the result of economic inequality and a crisis of democracy. The answer lies in social policy and in an anti-nationalist repolitisation of Europe.

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01.03.2013
Cameron’s EU gamble and the consequences for Scotland

Cameron’s proposal for an in/out referendum on EU membership is likely to cause uncertainty and confusion for years to come, but what impact will it have on Scotland’s independence referendum? Scottish Greens co-convenor Patrick Harvie discusses the consequences.

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